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Thursday November 08, 2012
Bond, James Bond

Tomorrow I will be off to see the newest James Bond spectacular, SKYFALL. I have always tried to see the newest James Bond film on day of release, since I saw my first Bond feature, GOLDFINGER.

Actually, this was not the first time I had met Mr. Bond. Three years before GOLDFINGER, I had actually had an encounter with James Bond when I came across a comic of a film adaptation from DC Comics, called DR. NO a comic that was not terribly exciting. I paid no attention to this James Bond character after that. GOLDFINGER changed my mind as it did to many others. After a friend and myself saw the film we were hooked. We, like many kids of the time played Bond vs Oddjob throwing any hat we could find at each other and tusselled on the ground like these two nemsis. It was fun, what can I say?

What was even better was that after the success of GOLDFINGER, the theatres began playing a new double feature of DR. NO and FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE. yes of course we quickly rushed off to see these previously unseen spy films. DR. NO turned to be much better than the comic book especially when we got to see URSULA ANDRESS walk out of the surf in that sex white two piece suit. It was love at first sight with Ms. Andress, which had me actually searching out photos and other films with this excitingly beautiful actress. Let me tell you it was an eciting day when PLAYBOY magazine did a nude spread on her. What can I say, I was young and the hormones were raging. I believe she got me interested in older women.

On a different note I discovered that FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE became a rival for GOLDFINGER as my favourite Bond film.

SEAN CONNERY was our hero at the time, he was so cool and exciting. SEAN CONNERY has always been my favourite Bond and none of the others have ever been able to persuade me to change my mind. I think that most people think the actor who played Bond in the first film they saw usually was their favourite.

Now that JAMES BOND has hit 50 years of exciting films, I must say the excitment of seeing a new Bond film is still there. I guess that is why the franchise has managed to survive for the last 50 years. If you crave a bit more excitment you should try reading some of the novels by Ian Fleming. The nice thing about the novels is that they are not spoiled by the movies as they usually did  not have the same storylines as the movies of the same name.

I wish I still had the James Bond bubble gum cards that came out back in the old days. Yes kids those cards that you buy in packs and carefully put away in little plastic card holders used to come out with strips of bubble gum inside the package. For the young ones out there you might not know it but cards were only a way to sell bubble gum back then. The cards were for playing with when we were kids and not for collecting with the care you give them today.

Anyway, tomorrow I will sit in an IMAX screen and watch DANIEL CRAIG do his turn as Bond, James Bond and feel the excitement once more of hearing that Bond theme...yeah!!


Wednesday November 07, 2012
Happy 500th Birthday to the Magnificent Sistine Chapel

I THOUGHT THIS WAS AN INTERESTING ARTICLE THAT WAS WORTH PASSING ON. LOTS OF GOOD INFORMATION IN THE ARTICLE THAT I LEARNED. SO READ AND ENJOY...

Five hundred years ago, on Oct. 31, 1512, Pope Julius II led an evening prayer service to inaugurate the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo's newly finished vault frescoes. But as Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance masterpiece, the Vatican said the growing number of tourists who visit the historic site every year might eventually lead to limiting access to the chapel to help preserve the frescoes from human-born problems and pollutants.
 
"We could limit access, introducing a maximum number of entries," wrote Antonio Paolucci, the director of the Vatican Museums, in L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's semi-official newspaper. "We will do this, if the pressure from tourism were to increase beyond a reasonable level and if we were to fail in resolving the problem efficiently."
 
Paolucci stressed, however, that in his opinion such measures will not be necessary "in the short to medium term." About 5 million tourists visit the Sistine Chapel every year, with peaks of around 20,000 visitors per day, making preservation of the centuries-old frescoes an "arduous challenge."
 
The "dust, the humidity which bodies bring with them inside, the carbon dioxide produced by perspiration" risk "damaging the painting in the long run," Paolucci said. The chapel, which is dominated on the altar wall by Michelangelo's later masterpiece, the Last Judgment, completed in 1541, is where cardinals congregate in strict secrecy to elect a new pope.
 
The vault's frescoes were painted by Michelangelo, who worked mostly lying on his back, between 1508-1512. They include the iconic image of God extending his finger to give life to Adam. "In the encounter between God's finger and man's finger, we see the contact between heaven and earth," Benedict said at a vesper service Wednesday to commemorate the chapel's inauguration.
 
After a 14-year restoration project in 1994, the chapel was fitted with a ventilation system to purify and dehumidify the air. But Paolucci announced that the Vatican has commissioned Carrier, a subsidiary of Connecticut-based United Technologies Corporation, to design a new, "radically innovative" air-conditioning and climate control system for the Sistine Chapel to help deal with the increasing numbers of visitors. "The new equipment should be operative in a year," he said.
 
The debate over limiting access to the Sistine Chapel was sparked in September after Piero Citati, one of Italy's leading intellectuals, published a polemical article in a leading Italian daily. Describing a visit to the chapel in the Corriere della Sera newspaper, Citati claimed visitors thronged the sacred space "like drunken herds" while the vapor from their breath and the noise from their voice made "any form of  contemplation impossible."
 
"In the universal confusion, no one saw anything," he said.
 
Responding to Citati in L'Osservatore Romano on Sept. 28, Paolucci wrote that "the days when only Russian grand dukes and English lords ... could gain access to the great masterpieces are definitely over." In the era of large-scale tourism, he added, "limiting numbers is unthinkable."


Wednesday November 07, 2012
The 'Only Brave Man in Saudi Arabia'

Sometimes the true spirit of  man shines through in places where it is not safe to do so. The article covers such a man. It gives you faith that maybe someday things will change in the Middle East and maybe true rational thought might win through all the bogus, mediveal religious crap that goes on there. Some Muslim countries have shown that it is possible to override these mediveal religious habits. Someday it will happen in some of these other countries, hopefully before it truly destroys this planet.

Khaled al-Johani, 40, a teacher of religion to elementary school students in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, father of four children including a 5-year-old autistic son, has been missing since he made this interview with foreign journalists in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
 
He was the only person who showed up to a "Day of Rage" rally amidst a heavy police and secret service presence. Correctly predicting that he would be taken to prison for the speech he gave on this video, he has not been heard from since his arrest in front of his family after he returned home that very same day.
 
The video has circulated widely and has been translated into many languages. Kahled has been dubbed, "The Only Brave Man in Saudi Arabia" by human rights organizations in the country. A Facebook page called, "Where is Khaled," has been created to suppot his plight.

CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO

Maybe someday we will find out, I hope.


Wednesday November 07, 2012
Exposing Honor Killings in America: An In-Depth Report

Though this has been going on for a long time, honour killings have to stop sometime but that is highly unlikely. Honour killings happen not only with Muslims but also with people from India and even countries like Italy. It is hard to understand why this goes on when it would be just as easy to disown or divorce someone but stpid, ignorant pride gets in the way. These offenders are usually more concerned about saving face with their peers then they are about saving face with their god. Religion is usually blameed for these acts but it really has nothing to do with religion, it is just about stupid and misguided pride. It is a shame but you can only say that these perpetrators will never learn even if they are sent to jail because they believe it is their right to be able to act the way they do.  Basically people forget them changing, they won't; as far as I am concerned capital punishment is the only solution but unfortunately I don't believe in capital punishment except in the most dire of circumstances.

Below is a video on this subject but the subject concerns only Muslim honour killings as this is the cause of the day. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO


Wednesday November 07, 2012
Obama for another four

Congrats to the people of the USA for making the right choice as their president. Now let's hope that President Obama does the best job he can and show strong leadership to his people and to the rest of the world. I think these next four years we will see a much tougher nonsense president.

Congrats again.


Saturday November 03, 2012
Every call, every email, every text: UK unveils bill aimed at logging citizens’ Web activity

As if the government, corporations and the entire frickin' internet don't know enough about us now this news item shows up....

LONDON — British authorities on Thursday unveiled an ambitious plan to log details about every Web visit, email, phone call or text message in the U.K. — and in a sharply-worded editorial the nation’s top law enforcement official accused those worried about the surveillance program of being either criminals or conspiracy theorists.

The government insists it’s not after content. It promises not to read the body of emails or eavesdrop on phone calls without a warrant. But the surveillance proposed in the government’s 118-page draft bill would provide authorities a remarkably rich picture of their citizens’ day-to-day lives, tracking nearly everything they do online, over the phone, or even through the post.

All that data would be kept for up to a year — ready for browsing whenever anyone in authority wanted it. In some cases, the bill envisages monitoring the information in real time.

Home Office Secretary Theresa May said in an editorial published ahead of the bill’s unveiling that only evil-doers should be frightened.

 “Our proposals are sensible and limited,” she wrote in The Sun, the country’s top-selling daily. “They will give the police and some other agencies access to data about online communications to tackle crime, exactly as they do now with mobile phone calls and texts. Unless you are a criminal, then you’ve nothing to worry about from this new law.”

Yet plenty of people were worried, including a senior lawmaker from May’s governing Conservative Party.

 “This is a huge amount of information, very intrusive to collect on people,” David Davis, one of the proposal’s most outspoken critics, told BBC radio. “It’s not content, but it’s incredibly intrusive.”

Human rights defenders were aghast. Privacy group Big Brother Watch said the proposal risked turning Britain into a “nation of suspects.” Civil rights organization Liberty said the law would mean the “indiscriminate stockpiling of private data.”

Authorities and civil libertarians have been debating the plan for weeks, but Thursday marked the first time that the government itemized exactly what kinds of activity it wanted to track.

The list is long.

The bill would force providers — companies such as the BT Group PLC or Virgin Media Inc. — to log where emails, tweets, Skype calls and other messages were sent from, who was sending them, who they were sent to, and how large they were. Details of file transfers, phone calls, text messages and instant conversations, such as those carried over BlackBerry Messenger, would also be recorded.

The bill demands that providers collect IP addresses, details of customers’ electronic hardware, and subscriber information, including names, addresses, and payment information.

What May didn’t mention in her editorial — and the Home Office left off its press release — was that the government also is seeking to keep logs of citizens’ Internet history, giving officials access to the browsing habits of roughly 60 million people — including sensitive visits to medical, dating, or pornography websites.

Prefer to send mail the old-fashioned way? That would be monitored, too. Address details and other markers printed onto envelopes would be copied; parcel tracking information would be logged as well.

Officials say they need all that information to stay on top of a rapidly-changing technological landscape. Britain’s online child protection agency said Thursday it was missing out on a quarter of the traffic used by child pornography networks. In an editorial in the Times of London entitled “Trust me, I need to know about your emails,” Scotland Yard chief Bernard Hogan-Howe said that the collection of communications data played a role in 95 percent of serious organized crime operations.

The measure remains a draft bill, which means it’s subject to change before it is presented to Parliament.

In a nod to controversy surrounding the bill, the government has taken the unusual step of submitting it for comment to two parallel legislative bodies: A joint legislative committee composed of members of Britain’s House of Lords and the House of Commons as well as Parliament’s intelligence committee.

In a statement to fellow lawmakers, May struck a measured tone, saying she recognized “that these proposals raise important issues around personal privacy” but that the law would be balanced.

She was less measured in The Sun, where she dismissed worries that the bill would stomp on free expression as “ridiculous claims” dreamed up by “conspiracy theorists.”

 “Without changing the law the only freedom we would protect is that of criminals, terrorists and pedophiles,” she said.


Saturday November 03, 2012
COMMENT ON MITT ROMNEY

The US election is only days away so here is the best back-handed endorsement for Mitt Romney. Joss Whedon really cuts into Romney in an interesting way that makes it fun but gets tot he point.

Enjoy

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Wednesday July 11, 2012
Something funny to offend everyone.

I'm sharing something I find really funny, insulting, rude but hysterical.

Click on the title

MIND OF MENCIA


Wednesday July 11, 2012
He's back with elequent comments and truthful statemnents

Click on this link... http://dotsub.com/media/b5ee5ada-5b37-4b0b-9916-e0896337ec4b/e/m 

Ah, this man certainly knows how to put a good argument together, and one easy to agree with.


Monday May 21, 2012
Muslim Child-Rape Gangs in Britain

Once again another article showing how many Muslims see Islam. These rapes were against non-muslim women of  course. Pakistani men "see women as second class citizens and white women probably as third class citizens". This was stated by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Britain's most senior Muslim politician.She called on British authorities to stop being squeamish about investigating allegations involving Muslims. "Cultural sensitivity should never be a bar to applying the law."

Read the article below...

Muslim Child-Rape Gangs in Britain
by:  Soeren Kern

Nine Muslim men belonging to a child-rape gang in northwestern England have received hefty prison sentences for trafficking and raping young British girls. The three-month sexual grooming trial at a court in Liverpool, which ended on May 9, has drawn ationwide attention to the sexual abuse of children and women by Muslim immigrants, and British police are currently investigating at least 40 other cases of child rapes perpetrated by Muslims in northern England.
 
While Muslim groups have sought to discredit the police investigations by accusing British authorities of 
"racism" and "Islamophobia," it recently emerged that British police had known for more than a decade that uslim rape gangs were targeting young girls in England, but they ignored evidence of the rapes and failed
to act because they were afraid of being accused of racism.
 
The Liverpool Crown Court heard horrific testimony from five victims -- the youngest was 13 when the abuse
began -- who were plied with alcohol, drugs and gifts so they could be "passed around" among a group of men
aged between 24 and 59 for sex in apartments, houses, cars, taxis and kebab shops.
 
The nine defendants -- eight are from Pakistan and one is from Afghanistan -- were sentenced to a total of
77 years in prison after being convicted of rape, aiding and abetting rape, conspiracy to engage in sexual
activity with a child, sexual assault and trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
 
All of the Muslims live in Rochdale, a grimy suburb of Greater Manchester in northwestern England. Some of
the men were regarded as pillars of their community.  
One of the men, Abdul Rauf, 43, is a married father-of-five and an Islamic studies teacher at a local
mosque. According to court testimony, Rauf asked a 15-year-victim if she had any younger friends and he drove some of the girls to other men who would use them for sex, even though he knew the girls were minors.
He was sentenced to six years in prison.
 
Another man, Adil Khan, 42, who is married with one child, fathered the child of a 13-year-old victim; he
received an eight-year sentence. Hamid Safi, 22, an illegal immigrant with no fixed address, will be
deported to Afghanistan at the end of his four-year sentence.
 
Mohammed Sajid, 35, was sentenced to 12 years for rape, six years for conspiracy, one year for trafficking
and six years for sexual activity with a child. Known as "Saj," he would regularly ply victims with alcohol
before having sex with them at his apartment, where groups of men would gather and "pass around" the girls.
 
Judge Gerald Clifton said: "One of the factors leading to that [rape] was the fact that they [the victims]
were not part of your community [Pakistani] or religion [Muslim]. Some of you, when arrested, said it [the prosecution] was triggered by race. That is nonsense. What triggered this prosecution was your lust and
greed."
 
Clifton said that in some cases, the girls had been raped "callously, viciously and violently" at a time
when they were going through difficult periods in their lives. "One had left her parents' home, another had been in [foster] care for many years. You attracted them to your company by flattery, free food, and alcohol. Some of you acted to satiate your lust, some to make money out of them. All of you treated them as
though they were worthless and beyond all respect."
 
The guardians of British multiculturalism have been quick to argue that it is merely coincidental that the
rapists in the Rochdale case are Muslims and that sex abuse also occurs in white gangs. Some in British have
also sought to portray the Muslims as the true victims in this case.
 
Defense attorney Simon Nichol told the BBC that his client "has objected from the start for being tried by
an all-white jury, and subsequent events have confirmed his fears. He believes his convictions have nothing to do with justice but result from the faith and the race of the defendants. He further believes that society failed the girls in this case before the girls even met them and now that failure is being blamed on
a weak minority group."
 
But Simon Danczuk, Labour Party MP for Rochdale, said in an interview that "it would be daft not to believe
that race plays a part." He added: "There is a subculture of a small group of males that are Asian, that are collaborating to abuse young white girls who are vulnerable. The subculture is under the radar. Some people
in communities are in denial about it but we need some home truths if we are going to address this."
 
According to experts interviewed by The Telegraph, while white pedophiles generally operate in isolation,
the Muslim-led grooming is being done mostly by large numbers of men acting as a group. Several of the men on trial in Liverpool apparently told their victims that it was all right for them to be passed around for
sex with dozens of men "because it's what we do in our country."
 
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Britain's most senior Muslim politician, told the London Evening Standard that there
are "Pakistani men who believe that white girls are fair game. And we have to be prepared to say that. You
can only start solving a problem if you acknowledge it first."
 
Warsi said the color of the victims' skin, as well as their vulnerability, helped to make them a target. She
also said that some Pakistani men "see women as second class citizens and white women probably as third
class citizens" and that these men "are to be spoken out against."
 
Warsi called on British authorities to stop being squeamish about investigating allegations involving
Muslims. "Cultural sensitivity should never be a bar to applying the law," she said.
 
Greater Manchester Police and the Crown Prosecution Service [CPS] have apologized for failing to protect the
first victim -- a 15-year-old known as Girl A -- following her plea for help in August 2008.
 
Girl A told police that she had been raped and provided DNA evidence from her attacker, but the CPS twice
decided not to prosecute him. Girl A's abuse intensified and she was being driven to apartments and houses to be raped by up to five men a night, four or five days a week. She was singled out because she was white, vulnerable and under-age. Her ordeal only ended when her teachers forced social workers to intervene after she became pregnant and they
became concerned by the number of Muslim men picking her up from school.
 
Girl A said that in a six-hour interview she gave police details about her abusers and where the attacks
took place (left, one of the locations is pictured). She said: "I hoped they were going to do something and it would stop. But it just carried on. It just started again with different men and more men this time, and
that's when it started becoming up to five men a day."
 
When the Greater Manchester Police finally forwarded a file on Girls A's rape to the CPS in 2009, a
government lawyer decided not to charge anyone because he said she would not be a sufficiently credible
witness to put before a jury. A second CPS lawyer backed that opinion.  
It was only after social workers noticed an upsurge in cases of "child grooming" – pretending to befriend
children with attention and gifts to gain their trust, and eventually lead them to think that underage sexual activity is "normal" -- that police reinvestigated and made a series of arrests which led to the
convictions on May 9.
 
According to Ann Cryer, a former Labour MP for the town of Keighley, who has campaigned to draw public
attention to the issue of Muslim sex gangs, complaints to social workers and the police were ignored because
they were "petrified of being called racist."
 
Cryer said: "This is an absolute scandal. They were petrified of being called racist and so reverted to the
default of political correctness. They had a greater fear of being perceived in that light than in dealing
with the issues in front of them."
 
Rather than acknowledge that there is a problem, Muslim groups in Britain have decided to play the victim
card instead. They are also working overtime to try to silence public discussion about Muslim sex crimes in
Britain by branding critics as "far right racists" and "Islamophobic."
 
The Muslim Council of Britain has complained about a "climate of hate" against Muslims and it has warned
Muslims to brace themselves for "Islamophobic" attacks on Muslims and mosques. Another location of the attacks pictured left.
 
Faith Matters, a pro-Muslim "inter-faith think tank" which established a helpline called Tell Mama to
monitor "Islamophobia" when the Liverpool trial began in February, said the "Islamophobic hatred" prompted
by the case has added to the "poison" against Muslims.
 
Fiyaz Mughal, a spokesman for Faith Matters, said: "This is dangerous for community relations. There's lots
of discussion about 'Muslim paedos,' like saying the prophet Mohammed married a young girl. All of this
disgusting talk is adding to the poison against Muslims."
 
Although five girls testified at the trial in Liverpool, British police are pursuing leads that the Rochdale
gang exploited at least 50 other girls.
 
On May 12, just three days after the nine Muslims from Rochdale were sentenced to prison, Greater Manchester
Police arrested another nine Muslims, aged between 24 and 38, on suspicion of sexually abusing a child. And o
n May 19, police arrested two more Muslims, both aged 33, on suspicion of sexual assault and rape.
 
In January 2011, researchers at The Times newspaper identified 17 prosecutions in Britain since 1997 -- 14
of them in the past three years -- involving the on-street grooming of girls aged 11 to 16.
 
The victims came from 13 towns and cities and in each case two or more men were convicted of offenses. In
total, 56 people, with an average age of 28, were found guilty of crimes including rape, child abduction,
indecent assault and sex with a child. All but three of the men were Muslim.
 

Soeren Kern is Senior Fellow for European Politics at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group. Follow him on Facebook.


Monday May 21, 2012
Islamic Hatred for a Pope

With all the anti-Islamic retoric around the world and even here it is good to see the occassional story where we can see the good parts of Islam. Yes all religions have the good and the bad in them. This article shows that some Muslims have a respect for good people even while radical Muslims try to do these good people harm for showing human respect and love. The article points out the problems within Islam that does not allow Muslims to show respect for another religion. Read the article below....

Islamic Hatred for a Pope
 
by: Raymond Ibrahim

Inasmuch as the recent death of Coptic Pope Shenouda III exposed the humanity of some Muslims, it also exposed the inhumanity of Islamic teachings. Consider some examples of Muslim sympathy following his death: Egypt’s Al Akhbar newspaper called the Pope’s burial “the funeral of the century,” reporting that a million Egyptians—likely more Muslims than Christians—came out to mourn him; “His death is a tragedy and a great loss for Egypt and its people, Muslims and Christians,” declared Egypt’s Grand Mufti; a recent episode of Al Dalil, famous for criticizing Islam, gave several more examples of Egyptian Muslims mourning and sympathizing with their Christian counterparts—including one Muslim who had tried to give his kidney to the ailing Pope.
 
In short, human nature took over.  Some of Egypt’s Muslims saw in Pope Shenouda a beloved national figure—much to the chagrin of Islam’s clerics, like Khaled Abdullah, who, in amazement, said, “I can’t believe it—what I saw today [the Pope’s funeral], I can’t believe it.  If a Companion [of Muhammad, among Islam’s most revered people] died we wouldn’t do this for him,” adding that Muslim participation and mourning in the funeral was “hurtful to the feelings of 80 million Muslims.”
 
Accordingly, Islam’s clerics rushed in, pointing out Sharia law’s teachings concerning the death of an infidel, or non-Muslim, like Pope Shenouda.  Fatwas appeared, many saying it is forbidden to offer condolences to the Copts, others saying it is permissible—but through carefully crafted words, and in the hopes of attracting Copts to Islam (reminding one of Sheikh Muhammad Hassan’s assertion that smiling to non-Muslims is permissible, but only as a way to attract them to Islam).  Salafi leader, Yassir al-Burhami, permitted minor condolences—mostly by way of tawriya, using words that console, but that have a generic or pro-Islam meaning—while insisting it is forbidden to pray for deceased infidels (since all non-Muslims are destined and deserving of hell, Koran 9: 113).
 
The most vicious condemnations came from Sheikh Wagdi Ghoneim, formerly a Californian mosque prayer-leader, who, a day after Pope Shenouda’s death, referred to him as an “accursed criminal” and praised Allah for his death: “Yesterday [March 17], thanks be to Allah, the head of infidelity and polytheism, this so-called Shenouda, died—may Allah be avenged on him.  He perished, and all were relieved of him—people, worshippers, trees, and animals; Egypt is relieved of him, for he initiated sectarian strife.”
 
While Ghoneim engaged in the usual lies and projections—saying the Pope wanted to create a Coptic state and “set Egypt ablaze”—there is no denying that Ghoneim’s position on condemning dead infidels is grounded in Islam: the remainder of the cleric’s “eulogy” is riddled with quotes from Islam’s core texts, the Koran, Hadith, and scholarly [ulema] consensus.
 
For instance, he quoted Caliph Omar’s famous ejaculation upon learning that a Muslim had hired a Christian scribe: “What is wrong with you—may Allah curse you?!  Have you not heard Allah’s words: ‘O you who believe: do not take the Jews and the Christians as friends and allies; they are friends and allies of each other’

[Koran 5:51]?  Why did you not employ a hanif [a Muslim]?  The man replied, “I profit from his [the Christian’s] writing, and his religion is his own affair,” to which the pious Omar rebounded, “I will not honor them, when Allah has humiliated them, nor will I be close to them, when Allah has cast them away.”
 
Incidentally, Omar is the same “righteous caliph” who gave the contradictory commandment to “Humiliate them [Christians] but do not wrong them”—as if humiliating people does not also “wrong” them.  (For more Islamic quotes, see this fatwa.)
 
All this hate is in keeping with doctrines that command Muslims to have enmity for infidels; Koran 60:4 has the famous Muslim position concerning non-Muslims: “Enmity and hate shall forever reign between us—till you believe in Allah alone.” Indeed, according to other fatwas, even cursing dead infidels, as Ghoneim the Pope, is legitimate—with the caveat that the curse should only be made public if not detrimental to Muslims (in increasingly Islamist Egypt, Ghoneim must have concluded his maledictions for the beloved leader of some 15 million Copts would have no negative repercussions for Muslims).
 
When it comes to how Muslims should feel about Pope Shenouda’s death, the question is, who is right—the Muslim clerics, learned in Sharia, or the many nominal Muslims?  As Wahid of Al Dalil concluded, “Inasmuch as many Egyptian Muslims were kind and sympathetic to us Christians, there is no doubt that the clerics, like Ghoneim, have Islam’s teachings on their side.”
 
Which leads to the great irony of Islam: while it boasts that it is the religion of fitra, of “nature,” which is why all humans are supposedly born Muslims, its teachings—from “adult breastfeeding” to “death-sex”—often contradict the most natural human impulses.  Worse, while many religions try to ennoble humanity, by making them strive to a higher level, here is yet another example of Islam forcing people downwards, to tribalism and egoism, to rancor and hatred.
 
Raymond Ibrahim, a Middle East and Islam specialist, is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum. A widely published author, he is best known for his book,  The Al Qaeda Reader .  Mr. Ibrahim's dual-background—born and raised in the U.S. by Egyptian parents —has provided him with unique advantages to understanding of the Western and Middle Eastern mindsets.
 
This article appeared originally on FrontPageMag.com


Monday May 21, 2012
Mayo Clinic Fires Doctor Advocating Female Genital Mutilation

5/20/12

This article shows you that you can take a radical Muslim out of his homeland but you cant't take the homeland out of the Muslim. The more I read the more I realize that it seems Muslims, at least the men, think of women as nothing more than sperm recpticals otherwise female genital mutilation would not be a common practice. Muslim woman seem to be made, according to these wack jobs, only for the pleasure of the man. They must really be terrified of women receiving any pleasure sexually. I guess they must figure that if a woman is sexually gratified then she may become a real person and may want to become free from the shackles of Islam.

The Mayo Clinic did the right thing; now if only the governments of the world would put Muslims (men or woman) who practice this bizarre behaviour in prison for life that way they don't have to worry about sex. Okay maybe they will get some man sex. Stupid misogynist bastards.

HERE IS THE ARTICLE....
The Mayo Clinic has fired one of their doctors for advocating female genital mutilation. Dr. Hatem Elhagaly, left, a Muslim pediatrician,  was dismissed from the top-notch clinic for promoting a practice that is illegal in America but, in his words, "honors Islam."
 
The barbaric practice has no health benefits to women. On the contrary, in addition to the emotional and
psychological trauma of the procedure, mutilation of female genitals can cause severe bleeding, urinary
problems, painful mentruation, cysts, complication in childbirth, sterility and death.
 
In a statement released announcing Elhagaly's dismissal, the Mayo Clinic wrote, "Female circumcision in
children, referred to as female genital mutilation in U.S. legal statutes, is a felony-level child abuse crime. Mayo Clinic strongly opposes the procedure and it has never been performed at any Mayo Clinic
facility."
 
An internet blog devoted to cutting-edge medical practices and treatments says that Elhagaly "justifies this
position by referring repeatedly to the words of classical Islamic scholars from the four schools of  mainstream Sunni Islamic thought, all of which attest to FGM's legitimacy under Islam. He also refers to the words of the Prophet Muhammad himself, who reportedly counselled people in his day on how to perform FGM in a way that would be 'more beautiful to behold and better for [the woman's] husband.' "


Monday May 21, 2012
The Galaxy Note

I'm not shilling for the Samsung people here, but if you are looking for a great cell phone slash tablet, then THE GALAXY NOTE is the way to go. I love it. Not only can I draw on it but it even takes panorama photos. Check it out before you make another phone decision. I just thought I would give you my two cents worth.

Monday April 30, 2012
Gun men kill Christians in Nigeria

This latest mass murder of Christians is just another one in a long string of Christian murders around the world. Seems like the good ol' Roman days are coming back. Yup it's a kill the Christians extravaganza brought to you through the courtesy of  those nice people who say that the Koran preaches peace and love. Okay, it preaches peace and love to Islamists but it doesn't seem to preach it for the Christians or the Jews.

Christians are easy targets because we have been taught to love peace and avoid killing unless it is absolutely the only solution. It is easy for Muslims to go after Christians as we would rather take our cue from Christ's teachings by turning the other cheek.

You know it is easy to understand this type of killing during a war but since we believe that we are not in a war, we will sit like gooblers in a turkey shot waiting until it is too late to stem the tide of our own demise. Thank God that at least the Isreali's are not blinded to the truth. They are ready to defend themselves at anytime, because they because they see the writing is on the wall. Christians around the world are just stting around waiting to be killed because we are trying to believe that only terrorists are doing the killing. We are wrong.

Before the US colony went to war with the British for their liberation it first began with acts of terrorisim against the British; eventually it became a war for freedom. There is very little difference with Islamists. They believe they are freeing themselves from the sway of Christians who believe in the wrong God and since they believe this they feel they are in the right and are doing Allah's work. With this simplistic approach you can be sure that eventually we will be in a religious world war within 20  years if  not sooner.

Let's be clear not everyone on either side will want this but sooner or later one country will push it too far and slowly and surely we will all be dragged into something no one wants. Christians will not turn the other cheek forever and will sooner or later not want to take anymore and we will begin seeing the advent of Christian terrorists who will exact revenge for the murder of their brothers and from there it will escalate and since Islamists and Christians are all over the world it will in no time become World War Three and somehow I think the governments and corporate bigwigs are secretly hoping and planning for it. History is going to repeat itself once again.

Wars start because of greed and hate and what is happening around the world right now stinks of both and soon the world will stink of death. Who the winners will be, no one will be able to predict, but it will be easy to predict much more death. The answer can only be in realizing what is happening and trying to stem the flow of immigration of trouble makers and taking a tough 'we kill you on the spot' stance against Islamist terrorists. No mock trials, no due process, if caught at the scene, you are eliminated, not coddled by the same laws they are against.

Someday some of the anti-Islamist people that we villify now may become the heroes of tomorow, if we win. I pray that the people of the world will see the path we are going on and stop it in it's tracks so that I can be proven wrong. I pray to God that I am proven wrong and that Christians do not have to take this dangerous path of revenge but when push comes to shove...


Monday April 30, 2012
ICELAND FORCES DEBT FORGIVENESS

“When Debt Is Fraud, Debt Forgiveness Is The Last And Only Remedy” Zeus Yiamouyiannis, Ph.D.

I was surprised to see this article and I had to share. This is a good idea. I doubt the average consumer would not agree with this, but hey if you disagree feel free to write me.

ICELAND FORCES DEBT FORGIVENESS: TOTAL US MEDIA BLACKOUT

Finally serious economists are considering a position I have been maintaining and writing about since the 2008 financial meltdown. Whatever its name— erasure, repudiation, abolishment, cancellation, jubilee—debt forgiveness, will have to eventually emerge forefront in global efforts to solve an ongoing systemic financial crisis.

The US Rothschild Controlled Media (RCM) has completely BLACKED OUT/CENSORED any news about Iceland’s DEBT FORGIVENESS.
 
If you Google “ICELAND FORGIVES ENTIRE POPULATION OF MORTGAGE DEBT” you will get ‘About 359,000 Results’. Not one of them is a Media Outlet in the US. Not one single Major or Minor news outlet in America has mentioned a single word about this story.
 
This is TOTAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP and a TOTAL MEDIA BLACKOUT, and it should tell you who owns and runs the Media in America.
 
BANKERS. Foreign Bankers.
 
We are allowed to see a tortured, bleeding, dying Gaddafi anywhere, but we are not allowed to know about Debt Forgiveness.
 
If you Google “DEBT FORGIVENESS” About 1 million 850 results. Not one of them talks about forgiving debt. Okay, 1 does.
 But still, out of over a million and a half results.
 
The MAINSTREAM MEDIA totally censors anything to do with Debt Forgiveness.

The government of Iceland has forgiven the mortgage debt for much of its population. This nation chose a very different way of stopping the crisis from the rest of European countries. It decided to hear the requests of the population and to put politicians and bankers on the bench of the accused three years after their financial excesses would sank one of the most prosperous economies in 2008.
 
Iceland Forgives Mortgage Debt for the Population. Putting Bankers and Politicians on “Bench of Accused”
 This is awesome. It shows when the people DO STAND UP they have more power and win against the corrupt bankers and politicians of a country. Iceland is forgiving and erasing the mortgage debt of the population.
 
They are putting the bankers and politicians on the “Bench of the Accused.” Which means I assume they are putting them on trial for corruption.
 
Now the rest of people of the world need to start doing the same thing. We all need to stand up and against all the corruption and fraud of the banks and politicians that are puppets of the banks and corporations.

The beauty of it is that they will have a load of cash to circulate into the economy and into service industries etc…instead of feeding it to the parasite bankers and out of the economy, great idea. If it was warmer I’d move to Iceland.
 
For Whom The Bell Tolls:
 
This could very well be the first chime of many to signal the Death of the World Banking System headed by our ‘good’ friends the Rothschild’s.
 
Iceland Strikes the First Major Blow Against the World Banking (Fraud) Cartel. This is what can immediately put money into the hands of many American’s.
 
The Us Government through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA own 96% of all bad housing loans. Many have stated, that in effect,
 “The US Government is Foreclosing on itself.” This is the very definition of Insanity. It is a form of Suicide.
 
Major Banks only hold 3% of bad housing loans, 3%!
 
This is not a banking problem, it is a Government problem, they hold the loans!
 
We were just about to do a story on America Foreclosing on itself when this article came across our computer.
 
Times have just gotten brighter.
 
This is Awesome, News!
 
The Title says it all:
 
The True Democracy Party now calls for Nation-Wide Mortgage Debt Forgiveness!
 
“Who is with US ?!”

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So, is it real? If it is I doubt you will here anything about it in Canada or the US. It does bring up some interesting points, though. I like the bit about the US foreclosing on itself. They better do it fast before China forecloses.


Wednesday February 01, 2012
Piracy brings in more business???

Angry Birds developer says piracy brings in more business
By Jose Vilches

January 31, 2012 

Rovio Mobile says it has learned a thing or two about piracy from the music industry -- namely, how not to deal with it. The Finnish developer behind the wildly popular Angry Birds franchise was at the Midem conference in Cannes yesterday, where its chief executive Mikael Hed told an audience that "piracy may not be a bad thing" and that it can actually get the company more business by the end of the day.

Hed admits that they have some issues with piracy, not only involving the app itself, but also with the proliferation of bogus Angry Birds merchandise. However, the company believes that  pirated materials can help attract more fans to the franchise, which could then spend money on legitimate Angry Birds offerings.

The company's CEO said that they have avoided the rather terrible ways the music industry has tried to combat piracy, and instead of viewing people in terms of users, they view them as fans. "If we lose that fanbase, our business is done, but if we can grow that fanbase, our business will grow," Mikael Hed commented.

To some extent Rovio is in a different position than most game developers and can afford to lose some $0.99 game sales given that their Angry Birds franchise has grown so big it has moved beyond the game world and into the physical world with toys and other branded items. The company says its apps have become a channel to cross-promote and sell further content so as long as it reaches a broader audience it's still doing business.

Although Hed explained that Rovio sees it as "futile" to pursue pirates through the courts, they would do it in cases where it feels the products they are selling are harmful to the Angry Birds brand or ripping off fans

This is something that the film industry should accept as well. Youtube has led me to watch shows that I would never have even thought of watching if it wasn't for the film clips people put up. The same with films. I have gone to buy or see many films because of so called pirated clips on the internet. The film and record industry have to realize that most people pirate films they would never normally take a chance on paying for and thusly Hollywood would never see any money from these people. Instead, many go to see a film or purchase a dvd after seeing a pirated film. So in actuality the pirates probably bring in more money for Hollywood. Hollywood constantly say that they lose billions because of pirates but in actuality this is fictional sales because these people would never have gone to see them in the first place. Buying bootlegged copies of dvds from pirates is another matter. They do take sales away from Hollywood and people have to realize that this does hurt the filmmakers. Of course if prices weren't so high for legitmate copies most people would not resort to buying pirated dvds. That's it; that's my 2 cents.

Wednesday February 01, 2012
"Don't Cry Disney owns the rights to that emotion."

I just thought this was well done and worth watching...nicely put together.


Hitler reacts to SOPA. "Don't Cry Disney owns the rights to that emotion."

Footage from The Downfall (2004), Copyright © 2004 Constantin Film AG, portions published under Fair Use, Title 17, U.S.C., Section 107.


Wednesday February 01, 2012
Hollywood's response to the dropping of SOPA

I wasn't going to say much about the whole SOPA mess that went on in the US but I was totally amazed when I read this article after the US congress dropped SOPA....

Hollywood Moguls Stopping Obama Donations Because Of President’s Piracy Stand: “Not Give A Dime Anymore”

By NIKKI FINKE

Internet sites on their SOPA-Strike may be conducting a blackout but Hollywood studios are conducting a boycott. I’ve learned that Hollywood studio chiefs individually and as a group are drawing a line in the sand on the piracy issue with the Obama re-election campaign and refusing to give any more donations.  The blowup came after President Obama on Saturday dashed moguls’ hopes that he would remain on the sidelines in the dispute over the U.S. House Of Representatives’ Stop Online Piracy Act and the U.S. Senate’s Protect IP Act. In a posting on the White House web site, three of the Obama administration’s top officials for Internet and intellectual property matters said that  they share many of the concerns that the Internet community has about the Hollywood-supported bills. The trio said that they “will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet.” Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, and Special Assistant to the President Howard Schmidt tried to soften the blow to Hollywood by acknowledging that that online piracy is “a serious problem that requires a  serious legislative response.” They added that they plan to host an online event “to get more input” on the matter. But Hollywood moguls told me they “didn’t know it was going to be as over the top as it was” and took this as a declaration of war. “We just feel very let down by the administration and Obama for not supporting us,” one studio chief explained to me. “At least let him remain neutral and not go against it until we can get the legislation right. But Obama went against it. I’m personally not going to support him anymore and not give a dime anymore,” another movie mogul who’s also a well-known Obama supporter told me this week.

So far the most outspoken mogul against the Obama administration on this issue has been Rupert Murdoch who on Saturday told his new Twitter audience: “So Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery.” But I’ve learned that other moguls privately are having “direct and personal conversations” with Obama and his administration and the Democratic Party. Several moguls have informed Obama’s newly anointed Hollywood re-election liason to the entertainment community Nicole Avant and her husband who is helping her, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, that they are pulling out of major fundraisers planned over the next few days and won’t participate in any more headed by Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (whom they see as in the pocket of the Internet giants like Google).

One of those events is a major January 31st fundraiser attended by First Lady Michelle Obama at the Beverly Hills home of Avant and Sarandos. There’s another LA fundraiser for the First Lady on February 1st. And both President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will be coming for more fundraisers here in coming weeks.  The moguls are telling Avant and Sarandos to count them out. “Now is when all the fundraises are starting. But everyone in my position is really pissed. It’s a real conundrum,” one mogul told me.

Alarmed by the mogul boycott, Sarandos sent a personal plea to the Hollywood studio chiefs over the weekend begging them to continue supporting the Obama re-election campaign even though he knows they are disappointed with the Obama administration’s position on the piracy bills. Several moguls, in response, ”sent back word saying ‘Fuck You’ basically,” one insider tells me, expressing how they feel used and abused by the President despite their campaign contributions. I’ve learned that Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairman Jim Gianopulos even sat down and wrote his good friend (and fellow Greek-American) Sarandos an articulate note over the weekend the gist of which said that he and his fellow moguls won’t give any more money if they keep getting taken for granted. One insider told me, “Jim explained that this notion that the Hollywood community will continue giving regardless of its business interests has to be taken into consideration. The message was, ‘Don’t expect Hollywood to show up and say ‘Who do I write the check to’ anymore.”

The moguls are reminding Obama et al that, in the words of one studio chief, “God knows how much money we’ve given to Obama and the Democrats and yet they’re not supporting our interests. There’s been no greater supporters of him than we’ve been from the first day and the first fundraisers continuing until he was elected. We all were pleased. And, at its heart institutionally, Hollywood supports the Democrats. Now we need the administration to support us. This is a very important time for Hollywood. The issue at hand — piracy — is a legitimate concern. But Google and those Internet guys have been swiftboating the entertainment industry by saying we’re trying to shut down the Internet just because we don’t want them to advertise pirated movies. As for other claims, we make 24. We don’t make national security problems.”

The boycott even extends to many of the moguls’ families who also are big Obama and Democratic Party donors. The situation is serious because many moguls and/or their families comprise Obama’s top bundlers in the TV/movie/music biz. Bundlers as defined by opensecrets.org are “people with friends in high places who, after bumping against personal contribution limits, turn to those friends, associates, and, well, anyone who’s willing to give, and deliver the checks to the candidate in one big ‘bundle’.” These donors direct more money to the candidates than anyone else. As of September 2011 these 357 elite bundlers were directing at least $55,900,000 for Obama’s re-election efforts — money that has gone into the coffers of his campaign as well as the Democratic National Committee, according to opensecrets.org. That figure by now has significantly increased and will continue to do so.
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I couldn't believe read this at first. If anyone other than Hollywood fat cats used this blackmail attempt on the president they would be probably imprisoned. This tact is just a form of blackmail in reverse. Instead of blackmailing for money the movie industry is doing it in reverse. "Do what we want & what we paid for or we won't give you any more campaign funds".

This is a form of blackmail and it should not be condoned by the law. Maybe the populace should boycott movies for one week, continent wide and then they would see that this type of behaviour from the film industry will not be accepted by the movie going populace. The “moguls” are basically whining “Hey I paid for favors , now where is mine?” We knew this is what the US government had become, now here it is out in the open.

I for one am very happy the President decided to stand with “We The People” and NOT be bought by special interest lobbying like the republicans who tried to fast track this legislation. The multimillionaires who work for these moguls still support the US President and such a stand will only make them donate even more.

If “Hollywood” doesn’t fund President Obama’s reelection, perhaps he should lead an  investigation into all the Union Busting Hollywood has been involved with these past four years.

Hollywood is basically trying to blackmail Obama into allowing the federal government the ability to take down sites with no due process. The lack of due process and lack of recourse makes it censorship and Hollywood who fought censorship for so long is now wanting to do unto others what was done to them. Hyprocrites.

Go to China. Ask Hu why he blocks sites that criticize the Chinese government. “Because these sites threaten the social harmony of our culture and can destabilize our country.”

Go to Iran. Ask Ahmadinejad why he blocks sites that criticize him, or Islam. “Because these sites are a corrupting influence on the morals of our children, and are sacrilegious.”

Now come back home. Ask any representative or senator in favor of SOPA/PIPA why they want the ability to block sites. “To make sure Hollywood content creators can monetize their works and extract royalties.”

Ask any person on the street to rank national stability, morality of the youth, and royalty payments as most important to the well being of a nation. Royalties are probably going to be the LEAST important. If Obama supported this bill and then went crying that China and Iran is blocking and censoring the internet they will come back and say, “Hey you do it also, but at least we’ve got reason worth censoring over. It isn't because our film and recording industry is blackmailing us.”

The biggest insult is to see Rupert Murdoch pipe up. This is the guy who is implicated in possible criminal activity with his newspapers. I guess for him it's do as I say not as I do. He has no right to voice an opinion in this since he is not exactly the most forthcoming person to listen to. Something to think about.


Wednesday February 01, 2012
Something for opinionated youngsters to read

Just thought that you might find this truism worth reading, especially if you are one of those young people who like to blame all the old folks out there for the problems they face today.

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocerybags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
 

The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."

 

The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

 

She was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

 

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over.So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.



Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books.  This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings.   Then we were able to personalize our books.  But too bad we didn't do the green thing back then.



We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.
 

Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

 

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana . In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right; we didn't have the green thing back then.

 

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the green thing back then.

 

Back then, people took thestreetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.

 

But isn't it sad thecurrent generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?


Sunday November 13, 2011
Court To Rule On Nudity Laws

The courts are in the process of ruling whether nudity laws are unconstitutional. This is not the same law that allows women to walk topless anywhere in Ontario. This is a far more reaching law for all of Canada, not just Ontario. What is up before the court is whether we Canadians hav ethe right to be naked in our homes, in our backyards, at the beaches, camp grounds or anywhere in public. You see the law is that if you are naked in your home and someone sees you and complains you can be charged with public nudity which is a criminal offence under Section 174 of the Criminal Code and can land you on the sexual offender lists. If the laws were overturned this situation would no longer be the case and if you wanted to sunbath nude in your backyard or on the beach it would be legal.

However there would still be public indecency laws on the books. Which means we could about our lifes nude but we could not commit in appropriate acts and for those we could be charged.

A nudist, Brian Coldin began this crusade in the courts. Mr. Coldin drove nude to an A&W and a Tim Horton's in Bracebridge and placed orders. He says he had his genitals covered with a towel but the servers say they were uncomfortable serving the man. His lawyers will argue the nudity laws under which he was charged are too broad and therefore unconstitutional.

One of Coldin's lawyers said in an interview, "The purpose of the criminal law is to protect us from harm, not to protect our sensibilities of the most prudish among us. These laws violate freedom of expression and they are overboard such as to punish all kinds of conduct that is completely harmless and shouldn't be criminal."

The judge will eventually rule on whether Coldin is guilty and on the constitutionality
of the nudity laws.

I don't know if I would walk around naked in public other than maybe a beach but I certainly would like to think that I could walk around in my home in the nude or even in my backyard and that if anyone sees me they can just avert their eyes if they wish. I certainly don't think that I or anyone else should get a criminal record if someone complained to the police. This part of the law should definitely be changed but of course the prudes among us will contest it even though no one is forcing them to watch. The interesting thing is that if it is made legal only nudists would probably do it and maybe the occassional brave soul. When ontario passed laws allowing women to go wnywhere in public topless we didn't exactly have armies of topless women parading in the streets but they do in backyards or in dance bars. Therefore, what do you think the chances are that armies of naked people would invade the streets? Maybe beaches would have some but I don't think too many would be wandering around in the local malls naked. The law definitely needs to be redefined for our times and this may be the case that does it. Freedoms that we all cherish come with allowing others to do what they want as long as they do not hurt others. We allow strange religious practices so if some people find some form of spirituality in being nude who are you to stop them. Freedom is freedom and it should be allowed as long as we don't hurt ourselves and others. Our morality should not be used to control others as some religious fundimentalist countires do; but then again they curtail all sorts of freedoms that we take for granted.

I wish Brian Coldin good luck with his endeavour.


Sunday November 13, 2011
Everybody has their own problems!

Okay, I needed a laugh and I found the right thing and I am sure it will insult almost everyone. So here goes....

The recession has hit everybody really hard...
 
My neighbor got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.
 
Wives are having sex with their husbands because they can't afford batteries.
 
CEO's are now playing miniature golf.
 
Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen and two Members of Paraliment.
 
In Toronto, a stripper was killed when her audience showered her with rolls of pennies while she danced.
 
I saw a Mormon with only one wife.
 
If the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you call them and ask if they meant you or them.
 
McDonald's is selling the 1/4 ouncer.
 
Angelina Jolie adopted two children from America and one from Canada. 
 
Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children's names.
 
My cousin had an exorcism but couldn't afford to pay for it, and they re-possessed her!
 
A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico.
 
A picture is now only worth 200 words.
 
When Bill and Hillary travel together, they now have to share a room.
 
The Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas is now managed by Somali pirates.
 
And, finally....
 
I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs, my savings, Social Insurance, retirement funds, etc., I called the Suicide Hotline. I got a call centre in Pakistan, and when I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck.

Well, I hope that makes you feel better.


Tuesday November 01, 2011
SURPRISE!!!!

Wow, it amazes me that somehow all the news shows seem to be surprised that the new interim government of Libya said that Sharia law will be implemented as the law of the land and that men will be able to have more than one wife. Islam, with exceptions, is a male oriented society and little regard is given to women publicly. Really, people did you seriously think that a Muslim country would not go back to a regressive society, come on. Islam is mostly, about benefits to men at least that is how men see it because they interpret it the way it will be most beneficial to them.

The Western world will in time find that the help they gave Libyan rebels will turn against them. I swear the Muslim world just can't help it. They are like the scorpion who after stinging its helper says it does so because it is in its nature. I know many, Muslims want to join the modern world but the nature of the beast will be hard to change.


This same story will soon play itself out in Egypt as well, so don't be surprised to see the news media pretend to be shocked and dismayed over the not so happy ending of this so-called Arab Spring. The new springs have broken and are being replaced by old retreads.


Seriously, sometimes I can't believe how gullible we are as a Western society. I seem to remember somewhere back in the mid 20th century there was this guy with a funny  little mustache (it wasn't Charlie Chaplin), that went around deciding which races and religions were to be eradicated. He was given the same space to do what he wanted because they feared his retaliatory skills. They gave in to him, until, they eventually saw that nothing was going to appease this little man and his master race other than world domination. Well, as we all know it eventually came to a war that involved the entire world. Seems to me that this particular situation is playing out once again and by mid century the world may very well face the same outcome because we are sitting back watching and ignoring the threat. Like that time in our history there were many from this little guys country that rejected him but they feared him and his insanity. Unfortunately there were many more that believed  in his fanatical stances. So, tell me, and feel free to do so, tell me where the differences are with what is happening in the Middle East and around the world today. If you don't learn from history then as they say you are bound to repeat it. Think about it.


Saturday October 15, 2011
An important Muslim...Tarek Fatah

Tarek Fatah is a Muslim who does not mince words. Fatah was sent to prison at age 17 but eventually he and his family left the Middle East. I have read articles about this man and have seen some interviews with him as well. He is definitely not your stereotypical Muslim. Fatah is the founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress as well as a writer and outspoken journalist and broadcaster. He receives threats daily from funamentalist Muslims because of his stances and that he is a moderate Muslim. He has openly called for gender equality for Muslim women and for this he also receives death threats.

"IF YOU WNAT TO HAVE A HEALTHY DEBATE ABOUT APARTHEID, WHY NOT INCLUDE SAUDI ARABIA OR IRAN?" stated Fatah. "CHRISTIANS CAN'T GET ELECTED IN EITHER COUNTRY. IN SAUDI ARABIA, YOU HAVE A SYSTEM THAT SEPARATES PEOPLE BY THE COLOUR OF THEIR SKIN. YOU HAVE SEPARATE TOILETS."

Tarek Fatah has written the book, THE JEW IS NOT MY ENEMY. He has stated that while Isreal has made mistakes, its biggest probalem is that there are so few Jews in the world and that is why they are such an easy target. They just don't have the numbers to fight back. He is not happy that most Muslims are taught to hate Jews from an early age event hough the Quran accepts Jews. He doesn't understand what the basis is for denying their right to exist.

He questions why we don't have clear laws to handle Islamists' extremist ideologies. That's why we haven't taken any action against a man and his fellows who suggested that Muslims should attack Canadian soldiers on Canadian soil. We haven't taken any action against many Islamists in Canada who openly support the Taliban and, despite being Canadians themselves, show their hatred to Canada because of its western values.

"Is it not an irony that we are fighting the Taliban thousands of miles away in Afghanistan, but are unable to fight them and their ideology here at home? Now the Taliban even dare to write an open letter to us, threatening Canada to stay away from the conflict.

Is it too much work for our politicians to work on potential legislation that could challenge the hatred ideologies spread by Islamists every day? Unfortunately, Fatah hasn't heard anything like that from our political circles.

Hasan Mahmud, a Bengali-Canadian author of a book on Islam and sharia, pointed out another challenge during his talk to the officers: The Muslim community and Canadian society both need a modern interpretation of Islam in order to combat radical interpretation of Islam.

He is right. Unfortunately our media, national, provincial and local institutes, government bodies, political parties and society in general consider Muslim groups who appear most fundamentalist and radical as the representatives of Islam.

So far the Canadian government hasn't taken any steps to press Islamists to tolerate the values of a free society. Rather, Islamists are pushing Canadians to tolerate their extreme hateful ideologies.

Without recognizing and encouraging progressive Muslims' roles and participation, our government and its intelligence resources won't be able to fight Islamic radicalization."

Having men such as Tarek Fatah trying to ge tMuslims to understand that there is no need for radical Muslim movements is important. It helps Canadians understand that not all Muslims out there are enemies but still we have to understand that like the Jews they are no a minority in this world but instead a vast majority and in time they can be a world majority and so it is important that Islam comes out of the medevial past and join us in the world of the future where we will not tolerate their form of repression and inequality. If we don't then our children and their children will face a possible world where inequality will reign for centuries to come.


Saturday October 15, 2011
"Where's the beef?" It's in the Terminator

Want a good artery clogging burger? I did for a few years. Being in the movie business I was one of the victims of the fast food industry and I was also a supplier to the victims. Hey drive-in snack bars sold mostly artery clogging goodies, what can I say. I ate that food at night and during the day while running around I survived on Wendy's great burgers. Actually, it goes back even farther. My time with Wendy's started when my wife managed at Wendy's for a few years. I would take the kids there for meals as I did not have to pay for it. We went often, and that was when the weight started to accumilate on the old body of mine. I am still fighting to get it off. I managed to get a lot off over the years but still it took it's toll on me. The body is just not ment to survive on years of burgers, fries and colas.

Now Wendy's has their TERMINATOR burger called the BACONATOR. Rather appropriate don't you think? This bacaonator is two quarter pond patties topped with smoked bacon on a bun and fille dwith mayo, ketchup and lite (you have got to be kidding) cheese. Really...lite cheese...why? Is this to pretend that it is healthy....really?

"Real bacon. Only for real men." That is their advertised slogan. yupo, real men who want to be fat and want to get prostate problems and elevated cholestral and clogged arteries. Hey sinc eit is called Wendy's is this her way of saying the only good man is a dead one? Could be.

This real man burger has 940 calories and more than a day's worth of saturated fat and a full days supply of salt all packed into one sandwich. Only real men can eat this bugger as  we buy size 45 pants and wolf down our cholestral-lowering statins and blood pressure medication for the rest of our lives. We're tough men though.

Let's be fair, McDonalds has one burger with 810 calores and the same fat et cetra. Burger King's triple Whopper has 1,250 calories oand over 1,600 mg of salt.

So wives, you want to get rid of your husband and get his life insurance?  Well, you know what to do.

Damn those things do taste good though. Just saying.


Saturday October 15, 2011
Do you remember RUDY'S GROCETERIA

I was going through some of my old high school newspapers and saw an ad I had done for RUDY'S GROCETERIA that used to be at the corner of Garth Street and Mohawk Road in Hamilton. I decied to check him out on the internet and discovered that Rudy Seichter had just died in Decembe of 2010. What surprised me was that I thought he died years ago. What further surprised me was that a nice article had been written on him in THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR on his passing. i guess I wasn't the only on with fond memories of Rudy. He was a really friendly man that I often visited when I was much, much younger. I figured that I should pass on this article to those of you who may still remember good old Rudy. Here is the article written by Daniel Nolan...

Customers loved Rudy’s kielbasa and candy counter
For a time in the 1950s and 1960s, Rudy Seichter and his family ran the only grocery store on the west Mountain.

He and his wife, Antonija, took over a general store in 1958 at Mohawk Road West and Garth Street and developed it into a business that carried everything from kielbasa to Koo Koo bars. This was at a time when pastures and farmers’ fields rolled south of the two-lane Mohawk, Garth was just gravel sealed with tar and the nearest grocery store was on Upper James Street.

“In the 1960s, people were waiting in line to buy milk and bread because we were so busy,” recalled Antonija, who lived above the shop with her husband. “We had just about everything and there was nothing else around here.”

But it was the candy counter and homemade kielbasa that Rudy was best known for. Children would crowd around the counter with their coins, and the good-natured Rudy would take all the time in the world to serve them up black balls, spearmint leaves, licorice whips, candy necklaces and Sherbet Fountains. Sometimes, he would toss in extra candies for free if he knew the family was having money trouble.

The kielbasa was made in a smokehouse at the back of the store. Rudy often cooked about 50 kilograms (110 pounds) a week and customers snapped it up briskly while polkas, waltzes and love songs played on the store radio in the background.

“Even now, people stop me and say, ‘Oh, I wish I could get some of Rudy’s good kielbasa,” says Antonija.

Seichter, who operated Rudy’s Groceteria for four decades, died Nov. 4 of pneumonia at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was 84.

Health problems slowed him down in 1997, forcing the couple to close the store and lease the premises out to a paint and decor business.

“He lamented the fact he retired,” said son Gary, who worked as a delivery boy for his father when he was growing up.

“He never wanted to retire. If he hadn’t had health problems, he would have kept working. He loved being in the store. It was his life.”

Rudy even rejected lucrative offers to sell, including a $1-million offer from a well-known chain.

“If it was up to me, I would have sold, but Rudy said ‘No, no,’” recalled Antonija.

Born in Poland, Rudy was the son of a poor farming couple. His father died when he was very young, leaving his mother to raise Rudy, his three brothers and two sisters.

Rudy was only 13 when the Germans invaded Poland in 1939, but three years later he managed to get out of his hometown and join up with the 2nd Polish Corps fighting in Italy as part of the British 8th Army. He was demobilized in 1946 as a private and was given the chance to return to Communist-controlled Poland, England, Australia or Canada. He chose the last.

“He came with nothing,” Gary said. “Dad didn’t have anything, just his army clothes.”

When Rudy arrived in Canada in the fall of 1946, his first job was working at a couple of farms in the Chesley area of Bruce County. He worked six days a week and earned $45 a month, plus room and board.

Rudy and Antonija met in 1948 in Hamilton after he had come to town to work at Essex Packers. They met at a party given by a teacher who was teaching newly arrived Canadians how to speak English. Rudy and Antonija, a refugee from Communist Yugoslavia, married in 1951.

Rudy first got into shopkeeping in 1954 after he was laid off from his assembly line job at the old Westinghouse plant in west Hamilton. He and a friend who’d been laid off from Dofasco bought a store at Upper Gage Avenue and Mohawk Road East in what was then the countryside, now the site of a funeral home. The partners went their separate ways four years later.

At its height, Rudy’s Groceteria employed two cashiers, a man to run the gas pumps, a butcher and about four delivery boys. Rudy and Antonija worked six days a week, 12 hours a day, but not on Sunday. They added several stores to the business in the mid-1960s and rented them out to a beauty salon, a realtor, barber, doctor and flower shop.

Rudy and his wife closed the store at 9 p.m., but often reopened if someone banged on their door a couple of hours later, pleading to buy a quart of milk or a loaf of bread.

“He loved people more than anything,” said Gary. “Anyone who came into the store, the regulars, got to know my dad and he would always ask about how their family was doing. He loved people.”

Rudy is survived his wife, his son, daughter Veronica and eight grandchildren.

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I remember those Koo Koo bars he sold, it was the first time I ever say them and ate them. There were some good times there. Here are 2 letter written in from others who remembered Rudy....

Holy Smoshkoski 
I too remember Rudy, I would go with Dave or another fiend Dave and sit on the green bench. I used to work for the former owners Annie and Paul Zivonovich I pumped gas and sorted pop bottles. A million other stories at the Garth an Mohawk corners back when Garth Street was an old dirt road ending at Stonechurch.
-Leigh Ball Ancaster

Holy Smoshkoski, that was a great story

What a great story and what memories it brought to mind.

I lived at Garth Street and Limeridge Road and I would walk to Mohawk Road to get groceries for my mom or some blackballs and red licorice for me. It was always a delight because I got to see Rudy and his wife, Antonija.

They were wonderful to me. When AMT model car kits came out, I would buy one, go home and build it, and Rudy would let me display it in his window. I was so proud that I would sit on a bench outside the store and stare at my creations for hours. Rudy would come out and give me a free Coke once in a while. He was so loving and generous — almost like the grandpa I never had.

When he found out that I sang and played guitar, he asked me to come on Saturday afternoons to entertain the customers. Later, when I started driving, I bought my gas at Rudy’s. If I pulled in by myself, he never came out to serve me because he knew I would only be getting 25 cents worth of gas and I could pump it myself. If the car was filled with buddies, it would be a least a buck so he would come out.

The photo of the store is cool because my dad’s 1956 Plymouth is in the picture. Rudy always got upset because my dad would park right in front of his main doors, almost blocking the entrance as you can see in the photo!

My greatest memory of Rudy is that he would always say “Holy Smoshkoski” and I still say that today. I never knew what he was saying with that phrase but I thought it was cool.

Holy Smoshkoski — I miss you, Rudy!

I thank the Hamilton Spectator for printing the article of this really special man from our childhood on the Hamilton Mountain. I hope he is enjoying his rest. So long Rudy!!


Saturday October 15, 2011
The Niqab situation I was not going to comment on...but...

A few months back I was reading an article by a gentleman Hamilton Spectator reporter who wrote about how France was making a big deal out of  a non-existent problem concerning the full face and full body niqab that a very, very small number of women wear. I read the article and figured it wasn't worth commenting on as I have made my stance on the banning of these things in our western society. I have always considered the niqab a form of control of women by men and it has no place in our society but I also commented on the dangers of this dress.

So why am I commenting now? Well, what I said could happen did a while back in the Middle East. Sure enough a bunch of male terrorists got themselves within bombing range wearing the outfit and detonated themselves in an act of terror. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad that people were killed and wounded. So, one has to ask themslves is this really a non-existent problem? I have to tell you in all honesty, that is is unfortunate but I and I believe many people in the Western world have an engrained fear when they see women dressed like this; it can't be helped. I guess it goes back to our fears of people dressed in black with their face covered. We see them as dangerous whether we want to be politically correct or not.

One thing that Dyer wrote has me in agreement with him. He said, "Left to their own devices, the various immigrant groups in these countires, including the Muslim groups, will assimilate to the general society in a couple of generations, as immigrants general do." I tend to believe this comment but I do so with a certain amount of trepidation when it comes to Muslims as I do believe that we could eventually be assimilated. Something to think about as the world events continue to unfold.


Saturday October 15, 2011
Conrad on Rupert

I never got around on commenting on that huge scandal around Rupert Murdoch in Britain a while back and I am not going to even comment on his lack of honesty but hey it is Rupert Murdock and he has not been known to be a nice guy as people in the industry know. Reason I'm putting this down is because I caught a quote from Conrad Black that pretty well has captured Murdocks ethics and outright disdain for people in general.

Conrad Black was quoted as saying..."MR. MURDOCH HAS NO LOYALITY TO ANYONE OR ANYTHING EXCEPT HIS COPANY. HE HAS DIFFICULTY KEEPING FRIENDSHIPS; RARELY KEEPS HIS WORD FOR LONG; IS AN EXPLOITER OF THE DISCOMFORT  OF OTHERS; AND HAS BETRAYED EVERY POLITICAL LEADER WHO EVER HELPED HIM IN ANY COUNTRY, EXCEPT RONALD REAGAN AND PERHAPS TONY BLAIR."

Yup, that about sums this guy up. Do you ever wonder what it profits a man to have so much wealth and power and probably to be loved by no one. I certainly hope that at least his children still care for him.


Saturday October 15, 2011
You know our governments are in trouble when...

The New York Times reported on the discovery of a new sunken treasure that is planned for retreival. In 1917 a German torpedo sank a British steamliner off of Ireland's coast. The vessel carried a  cargo with 18 tonnes of silver, which is now two kilometres down. At today's prices tis treasure would be worth about $18 million. So what does that have to do with governments in trouble?

The British governemnt has hired a Florida based exporation firm to bring up the treasure trove. You see the cash strapped government have started looking to lost cargoes as a way to raise money. Mind you the government will only get 20% of the final tally while Odyssey Marine Explorations will get 80%. Not bad for the company and not bad for Odyssey. To add to the kitty last month this firm also announced it discovered another British steamship, bombed in 1941, with over $200 million in silver.

It seems pretty sad in a way that governments today need to find funds from the tragedies of the past. It only highlights how bad off, financially our governments are today. We are in trouble but so far Canada has weathered the storm, but for long?


Thursday September 15, 2011
Juan of the Dead

I'm back at last. I haven't been able to keep up with notes from  TIFF in Toronto. I get back to my room too late at night. I actually wrote a nice long one the other night and I was falling asleep and somehow I dozed off and deleted everything I wrote. I decided 'screw, I'm hitting the sheets'  and besides it was a lot of griping about screw ups.

Now on to 'JUAN OF THE DEAD'. I screened this film from Cuba and even though it sounds like 'SHAUN OF THE DEAD' it isn't the same movie but it is about livng dead zombies. The director spoke about how this fim was meant to have meaning about his homeland but I didn't care, it was just a fun movie to watch. It takes place in Cuba of course and that in itself is a big problrm in the way of survival, I mean where do you to get away, they are on an island after all.

The director gave us some great new ideas when it come to the living dead genre. It is not only about the dead but also it is heavy on the characterizations. It is funny and sad and ironic and exciting and it well done in story and makeup. Trust me when I say you haven't seen a walking dead movie quite like this one. You will really enjoy it if you are into this type of film and I, of course, am. The problem is that if you are an American filmgoer you will probably not see on any screen as it is a Cuban production and I do believe that is verboteen in the good ol' US of A. You will have to order from somewhere as a dvd.

Well time to head off to another day of  working behind the scenes.


Sunday September 11, 2011
TIFF hell

Here I am at the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL once again, ten days of film and star watching. Well, for you that is, but for me it's 10 days of hell. I am now going to start my fourth day of 15 hour work days. My feet really hurt, my back hurts....I hurt everywhere. some of you will know how your body can ache after standing and running around for over 15 hours on concrete especially on 4 to 5 hours sleep. One of the the techs was barely awake; he was running on 3 hours sleep. believe me the glitz is all out front, the real TIFF is behind the scenes with all the workers and volunteers who labour to make it look fun for you. On the plus side since we barely have time to eat it will help me lose weight.

Well this has to be short as its almost 7 am and I have to get ready for another 15 hour day. I'm anxiously waiting for Monday so I only have to do a 8 to 10 hour days and then I 'll have time for the hotel whirlpool and pool. That will make my feet feel better. Gotta go for now. Enjoy the movies.

One final thing take some time to day to remember those that died on 9-11 as today is the 10th anniversary for that day of infamy.


Wednesday September 07, 2011
Scary realization for us older generation and you digital natives

Here is something that has been going around. Even whenI read it I failed to realize how short of a span in years this situation was. Most of our young kids and grandchildren are now digital natives and will have a hard time understanding what you are about to read. Keep in mind that these young people will have no idea what some of this stuff is or was. We just have to make sure they watch some old movies once in a while to see what lead to everything they take for granted today. So here goes...

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events. The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.

The Grandmother replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:
' television
' penicillin
' polio shots
' frozen foods
' Xerox
' contact lenses
' Frisbees and
' the pill
 

There were no:

' credit cards
' laser beams or
' ball-point pens


Man had not yet invented:
' pantyhose
' air conditioners
' dishwashers
' clothes dryers
' and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and
' man hadn't yet walked on the moon

Your Grandfather and I got married first, and then lived together. Every family had a father and a mother.
Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, "Sir."
And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, "Sir."

We were before gay-rights, computer-dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.
Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.
We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibilityfor our actions.
Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege.

We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.
Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.
Draft dodgers were those who closed front doors as the evening breeze started.
Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends -not purchasingcondominiums.

We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CD's, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.
We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios.
And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.

If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan ' on it, it was junk.
The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam.
Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.
We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.
Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.
And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.

You could buy a new Ford Coupe for $600, but who could afford one?
Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.


In my day:
' "grass" was mowed,
' "coke" was a cold drink,
' "pot" was something your mother cooked in and
' "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.
' "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,
' "chip" meant a piece of wood,
' "hardware" was found in a hardware store and.
' "software" wasn't even a word.

And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.
No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap.
How old do you think I am?

I bet you have this old lady in mind. You are in for a shock!
Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time. Are you ready?????

This woman would be only 59 years old, Born in 1952.

GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT. 
HAVE YOUR OLD FRIENDS AND YOUNG ONES READ THIS. IT WILL SURPRISE THEM.


Monday September 05, 2011
An open letter to Premier McGinty

To: Premier Dalton McGinty
 
Up to today I have been a strong Liberal supporter as was my father before me.
 
My father and I stood behind you and Dominic Agostino, my cousin. I listened to your recent political commercial with you talking about the good you have done and I have liked it. I felt this was a good positive political ad that served you well.
 
My family came from Italy, obviously, and being an immigrant  I can tell you that as far as I am concerned your announcement of giving employers $10,000 to hire a new immigrant is WRONG!!!  My father worked his way up with no special government benefits as you plan on giving. Dominic's father worked for his own way up until his accident.
 
Immigrant's have to work their way up without the benefit of what you plan on doing. I put up with enough Canadians (when I was younger) who were the children of immigrants that were always angry at new immigrants because we worked hard and took jobs from them. Can you imagine what it will be like for new immigrants when other Canadians including myself feel an animosity towards them because my children and grandchildren will not get the job because they were born here. I was an employer and you would have put me in an undesirable position of deciding whether I should hire possibly the better worker or an immigrant because it would have been better for my bottom line. This is WRONG!!!
 
I implore you to withdraw this specific platform item because if you do not, I can see the Liberals losing to Hudak (heaven forbid) and I would not want the NDP in power either BUT if this is staying in your platform then I will vote for one of those 2 parties rather than the Liberals and I will help another party get in as best as I can. Please reconsider and not hurt immigrants by trying to buy their votes. Let them become strong citizens of Canada like we all had to, when we arrived to these shores. Give them the courtesy of believing in the new immigrant's abilities to work hard for the privilege of being here. and being a Canadian.
 
Thank you for listening and for hopefully reconsidering this bad idea.

Monday September 05, 2011
Open Letter From An American Airline Pilot

CANADIAN COMMENT APPEARS AT THE END OF THE ARTICLE AND IS MEANINGFUL, TO SAY THE LEAST ALONG WITH SOME RECENTLY ADDED BRITISH COMMENT. 
 
This pilot hit the nail right on the head in his open letter. The paper stated that some Muslim doctor is saying we are profiling him because he has been checked three times while getting on an airplane.
The following is a letter from a pilot.This well spoken man, who is a pilot with American Airlines, says what is in his heart, beautifully..... If you truly believe in fair & reasonable objectivity then read on.  I think this is an appropriate letter to ponder on since we are coming up to the 10th anniversay of 9-11.

YOU WORRY ME!
By Captain John Maniscalco, American Airlines Pilot

I've been trying to say this since 911, but you worry me.  I wish you didn't.  I wish when I walked down the streets of this country that I love, that your color and culture still blended with the beautiful human landscape we enjoy in this country.  But you don't blend in anymore.  I notice you, and it worries me.  

I notice you because I can't help it anymore. People from your homelands, professing to be Muslims, have been attacking and killing my fellow citizens and our friends for more than 20 years now.  I don't fully understand their grievances and hate, but I know that nothing can justify the inhumanity of their attacks.  

On September 11, ARAB-MUSLIMS hijacked four jetliners in my country.  They cut the throats of women in front of children and brutally stabbed to death others. They took control of those planes and crashed them into buildings, killing thousands of proud fathers, loving sons, wise grandparents, elegant daughters, best friends, favorite coaches, fearless public servants, and children's mothers.  

The Palestinians celebrated, the Iraqis were overjoyed as was most of the Arab world.  So, I notice you now. I don't want to be worried.  I don't want to be consumed by the same rage, hate and prejudice that has destroyed the soul of these terrorists  But I need your help.  As a rational American, trying to protect my country and family in an irrational and unsafe world, I must know how to tell the difference between you, and the Arab/Muslim terrorist. 

How do I differentiate between the true Arab/Muslim Americans and the Arab/Muslim terrorists in our communities who are attending our schools, enjoying our parks, and living in OUR communities under the protection of OUR constitution, while they plot the next attack that will slaughter these same good neighbors and children? 

The events of September 11th changed the answer.  It is not my responsibility to determine which of you embraces our great country, with ALL of its religions, with ALL of its different citizens, with all of its faults.  It is time for every Arab/Muslim in this country to determine it for me. 

I want to know, I demand to know and I have a right to know, whether or not you love America .  Do you pledge allegiance to its flag?  Do you proudly display it in front of your house, or on your car?  Do you pray in your many daily prayers that Allah will bless this nation; that He will protect it and let it prosper?  Or do you pray that Allah will destroy it in one of your Jihads? Are you thankful for the freedom that this nation affords?  A freedom that was paid for by the blood of hundreds of thousands of patriots who gave their lives for this country?  Are you willing to preserve this freedom by also paying the ultimate sacrifice?  Do you love America ?  If this is your commitment, then I need YOU to start letting ME know about it. 

Your Muslim leaders in this nation should be flooding the media at this time with hard facts on your faith, and what hard actions you are taking as a community and as a religion to protect the United States of America ...  Please, no more benign overtures of regret for the death of the innocent, because I worry about who you regard as innocent. No more benign overtures of condemnation for the unprovoked attacks, because I worry about what is unprovoked to you.  I am not interested in any more sympathy;  I am interested only in action.  What will you do for America - our great country - at this time of crisis, at this time of war? 

I want to see Arab-Muslims waving the AMERICAN flag in the streets.  I want to hear you chanting 'Allah Bless America '.  I want to see young Arab/Muslim men enlisting in the military. I want to see a commitment of money, time and emotion to the victims of this butchering and to this nation as a whole.  

The FBI has a list of over 400 people they want to talk to regarding the WTC attack. Many of these people live and socialize right now in Muslim communities.  You know them. 

You know where they are.  Hand them over to us, now!  But I have seen little even approaching this sort of action.  Instead I have seen an already closed and secretive community close even tighter.  You have disappeared from the streets.  You have posted armed security guards at your facilities.  You have threatened lawsuits.  You have screamed for protection from reprisals. 

The very few Arab/Muslim representatives that HAVE appeared in the media were defensive and equivocating.  They seemed more concerned with making sure that the United States proves who was responsible before taking action.  They seemed more concerned with protecting their fellow Muslims from violence directed towards them in the United States and abroad than they did with supporting our country and denouncing 'leaders' like Khadafi, Hussein, Farrakhan, and Arafat.   

If the true teachings of Islam proclaim tolerance and peace and love for all people, then I want chapter and verse from the Koran and statements from popular Muslim leaders to back it up.  What good is it if the teachings in the Koran are good, pure, and true, when your 'leaders' are teaching fanatical interpretations, terrorism, and intolerance?  It matters little how good Islam SHOULD BE if huge numbers of the world's Muslims interpret the teachings of Mohammed incorrectly and adhere to a degenerative form of the religion.  A form that has been demonstrated to us over and over again.  A form whose structure is built upon a foundation of violence, death, and suicide.  A form whose members are recruited from the prisons around the world.  A form whose members (some as young as five years old) are seen day after day, week in and week out, year after year, marching in the streets around the world, burning effigies of our presidents, burning the American flag, shooting weapons into the air.  A form whose members convert from a peaceful religion, only to take up arms against the great United States of America, the country of their birth.  A form whose rules are so twisted, that their traveling members refuse to show their faces at airport security checkpoints, in the name of Islam. 

We will NEVER allow the attacks of September 11, or any others for that matter, to take away that which is so precious to us -our rights under the greatest constitution in the world.  I want to know where every Arab Muslim in this country stands and I think it is my right and the right of every true citizen of this country to demand it.  A right paid for by the blood of thousands of my brothers and sisters who died protecting the very constitution that is protecting you and your family.  

I am pleading with you to let me know.  I want you here as my brother, my neighbor, my friend, as a fellow American. But there can be no gray areas or ambivalence regarding your allegiance, and it is up to YOU, to show ME, where YOU stand. Until then,  “YOU WORRY  ME!” 
 
CANADIAN COMMENTS:
 
I totally agree with this sentiment.  I hope you will forget all about the 'political correctness' mandate we've had rammed down our throats, and see if this doesn't ring true in your heart and mind.  For Canada , with all the multiculturalism we've been told is so important....why should we not, as Canadians, expect that the millions of new people immigrating to our country will show their love for our country, their allegiance to our country, their willingness to obey the laws of our country, and acceptance that we are a Christian country?  Just because they are able to enjoy exercising their own religion, they should not expect us to be ashamed of ours. They knew Canada was a Christian country when they came here. Why are we erasing Christianity because immigrants who are unwilling to adopt our way of life expect us to?  There is just too much insanity in the world, and we have to start taking a stand. 


BRITAIN’S COMMENTS:
At last a clear non racist example of the concerns that the vast majority of our Nation’s population probably share. The pilot’s letter encapsulates all that is fair and just about national pride and protection of one’s national culture. I fear it may be too late here in UK but we too want our country back in the form that attracted all these different cultures to come here in the first place!! In all our conversations with a wide range of friends and acquaintances we have not met one that disagrees with our own views. If only we all had the courage of our convictions. This is a statement that should be accepted as the heart-felt feelings of someone with honest commendable national pride.


Monday September 05, 2011
Court To Rule On Nudity Laws

The courts are in the process of ruling whether nudity laws are unconstitutional. This is not the same law that allows women to walk topless anywhere in Ontario. This is a far more reaching law for all of Canada, not just Ontario. What is up before the court is whether we Canadians hav ethe right to be naked in our homes, in our backyards, at the beaches, camp grounds or anywhere in public. You see the law is that if you are naked in your home and someone sees you and complains you can be charged with public nudity which is a criminal offence under Section 174 of the Criminal Code and can land you on the sexual offender lists. If the laws were overturned this situation would no longer be the case and if you wanted to sunbath nude in your backyard or on the beach it would be legal.

However there would still be public indecency laws on the books. Which means we could about our lifes nude but we could not commit in appropriate acts and for those we could be charged.

A nudist, Brian Coldin began this crusade in the courts. Mr. Coldin drove nude to an A&W and a Tim Horton's in Bracebridge and placed orders. He says he had his genitals covered with a towel but the servers say they were uncomfortable serving the man. His lawyers will argue the nudity laws under which he was charged are too broad and therefore unconstitutional.

One of Coldin's lawyers said in an interview, "The purpose of the criminal law is to protect us from harm, not to protect our sensibilities of the most prudish among us. These laws violate freedom of expression and they are overboard such as to punish all kinds of conduct that is completely harmless and shouldn't be criminal."

The judge will eventually rule on whether Coldin is guilty and on the constitutionality
of the nudity laws.

I don't know if I would walk around naked in public other than maybe a beach but I certainly would like to think that I could walk around in my home in the nude or even in my backyard and that if anyone sees me they can just avert their eyes if they wish. I certainly don't think that I or anyone else should get a criminal record if someone complained to the police. This part of the law should definitely be changed but of course the prudes among us will contest it even though no one is forcing them to watch. The interesting thing is that if it is made legal only nudists would probably do it and maybe the occassional brave soul. When ontario passed laws allowing women to go wnywhere in public topless we didn't exactly have armies of topless women parading in the streets but they do in backyards or in dance bars. Therefore, what do you think the chances are that armies of naked people would invade the streets? Maybe beaches would have some but I don't think too many would be wandering around in the local malls naked. The law definitely needs to be redefined for our times and this may be the case that does it. Freedoms that we all cherish come with allowing others to do what they want as long as they do not hurt others. We allow strange religious practices so if some people find some form of spirituality in being nude who are you to stop them. Freedom is freedom and it should be allowed as long as we don't hurt ourselves and others. Our morality should not be used to control others as some religious fundimentalist countires do; but then again they curtail all sorts of freedoms that we take for granted.

I wish Brian Coldin good luck with his endeavour.


Friday July 08, 2011
ALL EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ

I was watching some interesting videos, made by what looks like intelligent Muslim leaders that insisit that the atrocities  committed against Jews in the Second World War never happened; that they are a Jewish fiction. Yup, all those bodies piled up were just figments of the soldiers imaginations who found these victims. I guess that the Italians, Russians, Romanians shot were also figments of our Western Christians fevered imaginations.  They certainly have an interesting perspective of world events.

Here is a  must  read...
      
The      following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer  Sebastian     Vilar Rodriguez and published in a Spanish newspaper  on Jan. 15, 2008.     It doesn't take much imagination to  extrapolate the message to the     rest of Europe - and possibly  to the rest of the     world.

REMEMBER AS YOU READ -- IT  WAS IN A SPANISH     PAPER!
Date: Tue. 15 January 2008  14:30

ALL EUROPEAN LIFE     DIED IN AUSCHWITZ

By Sebastian  Vilar Rodrigez

I walked down the     street in Barcelona ,  and suddenly discovered a terrible truth -Europe died in  Auschwitz ... We killed six million Jews and replaced     them  with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture,      thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people,  truly     chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people  who changed     the world.

The contribution of this people  is felt in all areas     of life: science, art, International  trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These  are the people we burned.

And under the pretense of  tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we  were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our     gates to 20  million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and     ignorance,  religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty,  due to an unwillingness to work and support their     families  with pride.

They have blown up our trains and turned  our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning  in  filth and crime.

Shut up in the apartments they receive  free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction  of their naive hosts.

And thus, in our misery, we     have  exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and  superstition.

We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of  the Jews of Europe and their talent for a better future for  their children, their determined clinging to life because life  is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by  the desire for death for themselves and others, for our  children and theirs.

What a     terrible mistake was made  by miserable Europe ...

The Global     Islamic population  is approximately 1,200,000,000; that is ONE BILLION  TWO  HUNDRED MILLION or 20% of the world's population. They have      received the following Nobel  Prizes:

Literature:
1988 -     Najib  Mahfooz

Peace:
1978 - Mohamed Anwar     El-Sadat
1990  - Elias James Corey
1994 - Yaser Arafat  (inventor of modern day terrorism-started killing innocent  civilians)
1999 - Ahmed  Zewai

Economics:
(zero)

Physics:
(zero)

Medicine:
1960 - Peter Brian Medawar
1998 - Ferid  Mourad
 
TOTAL: 7     SEVEN

The Global Jewish  population is approximately 14,000,000;     that is FOURTEEN  MILLION or about 0.02% of the world's population.     They have  received the following Nobel      Prizes:

Literature:
1910 - Paul Heyse
1927 -  Henri     Bergson
1958 - Boris Pasternak
1966 - Shmuel Yosef  Agnon
1966     - Nelly Sachs
1976 - Saul Bellow
1978 -  Isaac Bashevis     Singer
1981 - Elias Canetti
1987 - Joseph  Brodsky
1991 -     Nadine Gordimer World

Peace:
1911  - Alfred Fried
1911 -     Tobias Michael Carel Asser
1968 -  Rene Cassin
1973 - Henry     Kissinger
1978 - Menachem  Begin
1986 - Elie Wiesel
1994 -     Shimon Peres
1994 -  Yitzhak Rabin

Physics:
1905 - Adolph     Von  Baeyer
1906 - Henri Moissan
1907 - Albert Abraham      Michelson
1908 - Gabriel Lippmann
1910 - Otto  Wallach
1915 -     Richard Willstaetter
1918 - Fritz  Haber
1921 - Albert     Einstein
1922 - Niels Bohr
1925 -  James Franck
1925 - Gustav     Hertz
1943 - Gustav  Stern
1943 - George Charles de     Hevesy
1944 - Isidor  Issac Rabl
1952 - Felix Bloch
1954 - Max     Born
1958 -  Igor Tamm
1959 - Emilio Segre
1960 - Donald     A.  Glaser
1961 - Robert Hofstadter
1961 - Melvin      Calvin
1962 - Lev Davidovich Landau
1962 - Max Ferdinand      Perutz
1965 - Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 - Julian      Schwinger
1969 - Murray Gell-Mann
1971 - Dennis  Gabor
1972 -     William Howard Stein
1973 - Brian David  Josephson
1975 -     Benjamin Mottleson
1976 - Burton  Richter
1977 - Ilya     Prigogine
1978 - Arno Allan Pe nz  ias
1978 - Peter L     Kapitza
1979 - Stephen  Weinberg
1979 - Sheldon Glashow
1979 -     Herbert Charles  Brown
1980 - Paul Berg
1980 - Walter     Gilbert
1981 -  Roald Hoffmann
1982 - Aaron Klug
1985 - Albert     A.  Hauptman
1985 - Jerome Karle
1986 - Dudley R.      Herschbach
1988 - Robert Huber
1988 - Leon  Lederman
1988 -     Melvin Schwartz
1988 - Jack  Steinberger
1989 - Sidney     Altman
1990 - Jerome  Friedman
1992 - Rudolph Marcus
1995 -     Martin  Perl
2000 - Alan J. Heeger

Economics:
1970 -     Paul  Anthony Samuelson
1971 - Simon Kuznets
1972 - Kenneth      Joseph Arrow
1975 - Leonid Kantorovich
1976 - Milton      Friedman
1978 - Herbert A. Simon
1980 - Lawrence Robert      Klein
1985 - Franco Modigliani
1987 - Robert M.  Solow
1990 -     Harry Markowitz
1990 - Merton  Miller
1992 - Gary Becker
1993     - Robert  Fogel

Medicine:
1908 - Elie Metchnikoff
1908     -  Paul Erlich
1914 - Robert Barany
1922 - Otto      Meyerhof
1930 - Karl Landsteiner
1931 - Otto  Warburg
1936 -     Otto Loewi
1944 - Joseph Erlanger
1944  - Herbert Spencer     Gasser
1945 - Ernst Boris Chain
1946 -  Hermann Joseph     Muller
1950 - Tadeus Reichstein
1952 -  Selman Abraham     Waksman
1953 - Hans Krebs
1953 - Fritz  Albert Lipmann
1958 -     Joshua Lederberg
1959 - Arthur  Kornberg
1964 - Konrad     Bloch
1965 - Francois  Jacob
1965 - Andre Lwoff
1967 - George     Wald
1968 -  Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 - Salvador Luria
1970     -  Julius Axelrod
1970 - Sir Bernard Katz
1972 - Gerald      Maurice Edelman
1975 - Howard Martin Temin
1976 - Baruch  S.     Blumberg
1977 - Roselyn Sussman Yalow
1978 - Daniel      Nathans
1980 - Baruj Benacerraf
1984 - Cesar  Milstein
1985 -     Michael Stuart Brown
1985 - Joseph L.  Goldstein
1986 - Stanley     Cohen [& Rita  Levi-Montalcini]
1988 - Gertrude Elion
1989 -     Harold  Varmus
1991 - Erwin Neher
1991 - Bert Sakmann
1993     -  Richard J. Roberts
1993 - Phillip Sharp
1994 - Alfred      Gilman
1995 - Edward B. Lewis
1996- Lu      RoseIacovino

TOTAL: 129

The Jews are NOT  promoting brain     washing children in military training camps,  teaching them how to blow     themselves up and cause maximum  deaths of Jews and other non Muslims.     The Jews don't hijack  planes, nor kill athletes at the Olympics, or     blow themselves  up in German restaurants. There is NOT one single Jew     who has  destroyed a church. There is NOT a single Jew who protests     by  killing people.

The Jews don't traffic slaves, or have      leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the      Infidels.

Perhaps the world's Muslims should consider  investing     more in standard education and less in blaming the  Jews for all their     problems.

Muslims must ask 'what can  they do for humankind'     before they demand that humankind  respects them.

Regardless of     your feelings about the  crisis between Israel and the Palestinians and     Arab neighbors,  even if you believe there is more culpability on     Israel 's  part, the following two sentences really say it      all:

"If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there  would be     no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons  today, there     would be no more Israel ." - Benjamin  Netanyahu

General     Eisenhower warned us. It is a  matter of history that when the Supreme     Commander of the  Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the     victims of  the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to     be  taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to      be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the  dead.

He     did this because he said in words to this  effect:

'Get it all     on record now - get the films - get  the witnesses - because somewhere     down the road of history  some bastard will get up and say that this     never  happened'

Recently, the UK debated whether to     remove  The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it     'offends'  the Muslim population, which claims it never occurred. It     is  not removed as yet. However, this is a frightening portent of      the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each  country is     giving into it.

It is now more than 60 years  after the Second     World War in Europe ended. This is  a memorial, in memory of the 6 million  Jews, 20 million Russians, 10     million Christians, and 1,900  Catholic priests who were 'murdered,     raped, burned, starved,  beaten, experimented on and humiliated' while     the German  people, to their regret looked the other way.

Now, more than ever,     with  Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,'     it  is imperative to make sure the world never      forgets.

How     many years will it be before the attack on  the World Trade Center     'NEVER HAPPENED' because it offends  some Muslim in the United States     ?

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It is true you know that the winning team or the greatest population can slowly change historical events. Many young people find it hard to believe that this happened in Europe, that Jews were systematically killed. If the muslim world slowly becomes the largest poulation the historical records will change, lost in time. This type of thing is inevitable, it has happened in the past where different cultures have tried to bury past events. Hopefully it will not be an easy thing to have the Bible disappear into forgotten history; to have the reign of Hitler forgotten and ignored; to never know certain cultures existed; to never knowing that women were once considered more than baby makers or that they were more that sexual slaves for their fundementally religious men and actual had rights and freedoms. Now just in case you think this could only happen if Islam took over the world, because it is the flavour of the day, I would like to point out that China is quickly moving in on the play. They would also like to control and dominate the world and rewrite history and of course they have done that in the past. Time marches on and our culture will probably march out with it someday. Fight to keep it now or watch it diasppear into the swirling ether of time. It is your call, if you are young, because the baby boomers will be gone just like all the men and women from the First World War and those that are left who lived the Second World War


Friday July 08, 2011
More on how stupid people can be at times Putting mouth in gear before engaging brain...............

"Traditionally, most of Australia 's imports come from overseas." --Keppel Enderbery

"If somebody has a bad heart, they can plug this jack in at night as they go to bed and it will monitor their heart throughout the night. And the next morning, when they wake up dead, there'll be a record." --Mark S. Fowler, FCC Chairman

FROM THE REGISTER-GUARD NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: "County to pay $250,000 to advertise lack of funds"  -okay, who elected these twits?

ANOTHER NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: "Volunteers search for old Civil War planes"  -Civil War planes let see how that plays out.

ANOTHER NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: "Army Vehicle Disappears. An Australian Army vehicle worth $74,000 has gone missing after being painted with camouflage."  -that has got to be one hell of a great paint job.

ANOTHER NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: "Caskets found as workers demolish mausoleum." -really? They had no idea people get buried in mausoleums?

ANOTHER NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: "Federal agents raid gun shop, find weapons."  -Wow!!! What are the odds of that happening.

"Life's tough..... It's even tougher if you're stupid." -John Wayne

Like Forest Gump's Mother said, "Stupid is as stupid does."


Friday July 08, 2011
Questions about racism against whites

I received a message from a reader and I thought I would share. It made me think and I really never put all of this together before. I have had thoughts about the following questions but never sat down and put in writing, these simple questions about racism. White people are always accused of being racists but we forget that other people can be racists against whites. The whole colour thing to me has never been an isssue, as I was just not brought up that way. I do have my prejudices, I guess, as most people have whether they admit or not. Mine are usually against certain traits of most religions, stupid traits of crazy people and things that governments do to piss me off. The following comments will make you think about this a bit.

There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, et cetra And then there are just Americans ... You pass me on the street and sneer in my  direction. 
 
Some you will call me 'White boy,' 'Cracker,' 'Honkey,' 'Whitey,'  'Caveman' ... and that's OK ... 
 
But when I call you, Nigger, Kike, Towel head,  Sand-nigger, Camel Jockey, Beaner, Gook, or  Chink ... You call  me a racist. 
 
You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you ...
So why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live in the USA? 
 
You have  the United Negro College Fund. You have Martin Luther King Day. You have  Black History  Month. You have Cesar Chavez Day. You have Yom Hashoah. You have Ma'uled Al-Nabi. You have the NAACP.  You have BET.... 
 
If we had WET (White Entertainment Television), we'd be racists. 
If we had  a White Pride Day, you would call us racists. 
If we had White History Month, we'd be racists.
If we had any organization for only whites to 'advance' OUR lives, we'd be racists.
 
We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce. I Wonder who pays for that?? 
 
This is a good thought. A white woman could not be in the Miss Black  American pageant, but any color can be in the Miss  America pageant.
 
If we had  a college fund that only gave white students scholarships ... you know we'd be called racists.
 
There are  over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the USA and yet if there were 'White colleges', that would be a  racist college. 
 
In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights. If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us racists. 
 
You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you're not afraid to announce  it. But when we announce our white  pride, you call us racists..
 
You rob us, car jack us, and shoot at us. But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist. 
 
I am proud ... But you call me a racist.  
Why is it that only whites can be racists?? 
 
Are white peole in danger of losing their rights in our countries? Sometimes it seems that way but we just have to remember that white people are not really the majority in the world. We shouldn't let other people make us feel inferior any more than any other race or colour should feel inferior. We just have to remember to have faith in ourselves and stand up for ourselves no matter who we are.
 
BE "PROUD" TO  BE WHITE, BLACK, YELLOW, BROWN, ORANGE or GREEN if you are from some place out in space! 
 


Friday July 08, 2011
Hey Americans...innocent until proven guilty

This entire Casey Anthony debacle in the USA is absolutely insane. People are angry at her 'not guilty' finding; news shows hitting audiences with constant sensational news shows and an insane NANCY GRACE with her insiped Fox show trying to convict Casey on the air. These people all seem crazy, why because luckily in the USA people are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty and they have no say in this. Waving placards and making threatens on her life and on her parents lives is insane. Don't any of these idiot yahoos not realize how stupid they sound and look.

Maybe if they got in a similar situation as Casey, they might really understand the rational behind innocent until proven guilty. The jury just could not convict her because they just did not see any proof she murdered her daughter. That is the end of it; it's the  way it should be as this is the way American and Canadian justice systems work. It is something that crazy people should understand. It is always better than 100 guilty people be set free than one innocent person be found guilty especiall when the prosecutors were asking for the death sentence.

Is Casey Anthony really guilty? This is something we will never know but thenjury didn't think so and that is all that matters to anyone. If she is guilty I'm sure she will be  judged in a higher court if there is one but for us she is innocent and everyone should accept that and stop with all this crazy nonsense.


Wednesday July 06, 2011
Pleasant beach surprise

On the Canada Day weekend the wife and I went for a long walk down at Hamilton's beach strip. We were in for a pleasant surprise as we walked. Rather statuesque woman was walking around sunning and swimming topless. The good thing was that a family with kids next to them were there playing and swimming and they didn't seem to be bothered and most walker bys looked and continued on, no oogling or gasping or complaining. This was nice to see because more women should do it.

For those of you who are not aware, this is perfectly legal in Ontario. Women are allowed to walk around topless anywhere, in any city or downtown with out any problem. This is the law. What surprises me is that it rarely happens. To bad as I have always said that women can only have true equality when they to can take off their shirts just as men do. As many know this is no big deal in Europe especially, and adults and children take it as part of everyday life as it is considered normal. Will there be oogling if more do it, sure there will, but then again can anyone say we don't already oogle women dressed in skimpy bikinis.

It becomes a normal thing when it is a common place occurence and the more women do this the less it becomes important. It just becomes normal. Oh, in case you are wondering you can not by law walk around topless to promote or advertise a business or product. Just in case someone out there thought that this would be a good idea to promote their business.

While there, we saw two dogs on a surf board floating on the water and they received more attention then the girl did. See topless girls are interesting but surfing dogs are more fun to watch.


Wednesday July 06, 2011
A mosque in a Toronto School Part 2

Yep, as I said it would the feces has hit the fan over a mosque setup in the students cafeteria at a Toronto high school. As stated every other religious group has started complaining. The Sikhs and Buddists are already up in arms and some Christian groups. Some of these groups were all ready turned down before and now as usual they see that somehow being a Muslim entitles you to special privileges. I guess when your fellow countrymen blow up people for a living or diying you somehow get greater respect. This of course is just what we need to teach our children in school, Good going school leaders, chalk that up as one for your side. Show the populace how ridiculous you are, oh and totally stupid.

Look if public schools want to do this that's fine by me but then I think it is only right that the Lord's prayer is said every morning before class commencement as it used to be. We should include Buddist prayers, Sikh prayers and it would only be fair to include devil worshippers in there somewhere. Maybe after everyone stands through evryone elses prayers; say by the time lunch rolls around they can get to the subject at hand, which is education.

Look, someone really has to tell these moron, over paid educators that they are apublic, non-secular organization and that it was decided long ago that these educational institutions would forgo all religious activities so not to offend anyone. Did these IQ lacking leaders not understand this? What part is hard to understand?

The other question at hand is why hasn't the Premier stepped into this and curtail it right away, there is nothing to think about, it is wrong, period. Oh, wait there is an election coming and I guess that the governement leader worries about losing votes, or maybe he's worried someone will leave a bomb at his door. I hope he realizes that a lot of Muslims are not happy about this situation either and he should be aware that there are many, many Muslims out there who will try to get what they want because they know that a lot of people fear what the radicals will do. There are many, many Muslims as well, who think this entire escapade has been a reeaaalllyy bad idea and have also requested that it be removed, because they know that their children will become at risk for harm as other students will begin to resent this extra special treatment that Muslim student are getting.

Catholics decide dto have Catholic schools and they do what they want, so if Muslims feel they need the same for themselves as Catholics do then let tehm go out and build religious schools and put in their what they want. End of problem. Until they do Muslims are risking more predjudice over this situation and that is something none of us need. Believe me there is more than that going around and you all know I am right about that. Get to work readers, go tell you member of parliament and city counciles and school boards to get off their arse and fix this.


Monday July 04, 2011
A mosque in a Toronto School

This has really made me mad. I can not believe that a school in Toronto actually set up a mosque on the property. This really stinks of Islamic entitlement. Muslim kids were leaving the school during the day to go to prayers and the school was worried that this could be hazardous to these students. Their response was to build a room to act as a mosque for them to pray in school.

I'm Catholic and most of you are some religion so think about this. Who the hell made Muslims so frackin' special that they get this special treatment while your religion gets told to stuff it, if you inisted on  this accomidation for your kids. Fundamentist Christians will probably get up in arms about this and well they should.

Is it any wonder that racism exists against Muslims. It isn't Muslims who are causing this anger towards them, it is the stupid politically correct idiots out there who for some reason feel they have to bend over and have a sausage shoved up a$$, when it concerns Muslims. You are not helping the situation, you morons. Muslims didn't ask for this, it was the school who did this, but now of course people will blame Muslims.

Look if you are Muslim you should grin and bear it and tell the school to get rid of this in school mosque. How hard would it be to alter the praying rules when kids are in school. Surely the world would not collapse, the religious faith would not falter and I don't think God/Allah would send bolts of lightning down to smit those not praying during school hours. Christians used to say prayer before class when I was a kid but eventually this was stopped and as far as I can tell no school kids were smitted for the halting of this tradition. Do you, as a Muslim, really need this type of crap; to be blamed for something you did not ask for? No you don't, so speak up otherwise I and many other Catholics in non religious schools will be insisting on a chapel for receiving communion every morning. Other Christians will start asking for the same and probably shouts for returning prayer in schools will be heard once again.

Christians, Buddists, Sikhs et cetra have not asked for this accomadation so why did they give it to Muslims. Did the school officials worry that students leaving the school would get hurt, get into trouble, go out and plant bombs during school hours? What the frack were they thinking. I hope someone gets down to asking some hard questions about this. Right now I'm pissed about this and soon more people will do the same. Really your idiot school officials, why are you promoting racial problems. For supposedly intelligent officials, you sure are not using your brain...you are using your fear.

Of course if Muslims students and parents asked and insisted this accomidation then you deserve to reap a harvest of resentment and prejudice. I hope this is not the case and I would like to think it isn't.

As for you school officials, think before you act guys. Pretend that you do at least.


Sunday July 03, 2011
Sometimes being Canadian Sucks part deux

Mio dio, I went off track in the last entry so here is why I was doing this in the first place. Due to this population problem, Canada has sectioned off cities and regions for cable companies to operate in. What it means is Shaw handles certain areas, Cogeco and Rogers handle other areas et cetra. It means that no two cable companies can operate in the same protected area. It also means that their is no competition so you have to put up with their crap. There is no way you can choose another cable outfit because it isn't allowed.

When this situation is allowed a cable company can get away with plenty since what are you going to do? Can you go to the competition, no, there is none. SO what got my goat is that I live in an area where a large corporation bought out the best cable company in Canada and has turned it into another corporate, sneaky entity. When this corporation took it over, the original company had great service and their internet was the fastest around for all their customers, there was only one speed and one download option. Working on the system was good and the prices were more than fair. Along comes this new company and within a short time we all notice that the speed of the internet is crawling. At first I thought the problem was on my computer until I found customers in this all had the same problem. When this company was contacted they said no, everything was the same nothing changes. Bullcrap, dropping their speed to 7.5 mps was a  slow engineered process so that they could introduce new packages like their counterparts. Now we have options that if we want faster speeds we have to purchase ridiculously high prices. In this area we now have a choice of of either staying with this slow speed and pay only $672 a year or go to their new fast speed of 25mps for only a small yearly fee of $948. Hey the speed is more than doubles and the price is lower, right. Sure but we had that speed before at the regular price.

Why can they do this? They have no competition except for Bell, which suck in their one way, and to be honest we are better off with the cable company. Why no competition? Well because the Canadian governement has partitioned our hardrive...oops our country into areas and only one cable company can operate in it, and why is that? Population. We do  not really have a large enough population to have competition because Canada is the true north and we can't sustain a large population. Even, with the population increases we have, it only grows in the southern areas close to the borders because it is warmer.

So there you are, being Canadian sucks. We bring in more immigratants to increase our poPulation but it only grows in the southern areas which can't sustain it. The corporations get richer because they can charge more since thay say that they can't sell the quantities they sell in the USA. The government tries to control the corporate monopolies but they can only go so far and we the consumers go tot eh USA to shop so we can save money on our internet and cable bills.

My cable bill would be for internet and cable (I only have a basic cable package) a total of $1726.00 a year and add that to my gasoline bill of over $3120 to drive my car for a wooping $4876 just to drive and watch cable and use the internet. THe rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Hell give us a few more years and we can be a proud third worlld country. After all wages are going down and prices are going up, When you have this situtation they tell us we can compete better on the world market, just like all the third world countries that are manufacturing our goods for us now. Yup, soon we can become a third world country and eventually go back to producing our own products again, just so the corporations and get richer and we, well, we take what we can get.

All this, leads me to the thought that after the August 31 digital broadcast change over it will be time to go back to antennas like millions have started doing in the USA tosave money and ditching their cable and satellite providers, after all how many television shows can your really watch. Netflix is the way television adn movie watching will probably go with a nivce low price of only $96 a month. Big saving. Speaking of which I switched my voip phone to TALKIT and I only pay $56 a year instead of cable companies $24 a month. You do the math. THere are options out their for somethings and maybe it's time we told the government that these cable companies sould be opened up to real competition just like the phone companies. Start bitchin'.


Sunday July 03, 2011
Sometimes it sucks to be Canadian

Don't get me wrong I love being a Canadian. It's just that sometimes because of our geographical position, we are doomed, until something changes to never really have a large population like the USA. That, of course, is not to say that is a good thing. Since we are the true north, it means that, what, two thirds of our land mass will not be populated anytime soon. Population wise that means we will never grow into a large population that would garner us lower consumer prices such as is in the USA. Our 32 million population is never going to get us any of their benefits whereas their 350 million tends to give them lower prices and more competition.

I very rarely go shopping in the USA but last week some good friends took me down to do some shopping. I figured sure, go for lunch, relax a bit. When we went into WalMart I was captured by the allure of ridiculously low prices. I picked up a pair of nice bluejeans and a short sleeve denim jacket. I gave then a Canadian 20 and got back change. Can someone please tell me where in Canada I can pick up a pair of blue jeans for $9.95, really. It's no wonder people go down their to shop. How can we compete with those prices?

We cna't because our stores can't pump up the volume. Our population is to small to get those types of discounts. We can't blame the retialers, we can only blame Cnada for being the true north with land too cold to place a large population there. We got the short end of the stick. Of course, if the weather pattenrs keep changing and the earth tilts somemore we could see over hte decades changes where we will be a warmer country and then we can spread out. Until, that happens we weill have crappy prices and we will continue to shop in the USA when possible.

When I actually started writing this I was actually heading in a differnt direction so I will go back to my original intent in the next entry. Carry on.


Friday July 01, 2011
STUPID THINGS PEOPLE SAY

The following shows how stupid people can be at times   Putting mouth in gear before engaging brain...............

"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"

--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .

"That lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass, and I'm just the one to do it,"

--A congressional candidate in Texas .

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."

--Al Gore, Vice President

"We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"

--Lee Iacocca

"Your food stamps will be stopped effective March 1992 because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances."

--Department of Social Services, Greenville , South Carolin


Friday July 01, 2011
Jeff Foxworthy on Muslims:

Jeff Foxworthy is an equal opportunity insulting jokster. He's tackled all sort of taboos and made fun of them. He took on women, redecks and now he's gotten around to giving the treatment to the 1,200,000,000 Muslims of the world. So here goes and if you're Muslim, just laugh we all did when he maligned us with his sense of humour. We have all been insulted by the great comedian and you have to remember if you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at. Laughing people have a hard time trying to fight and kill each other. Well enjoy Foxworthy humour.

1.    You refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to liquor.
You may be a Muslim
 
2. You own a $3,000 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can't afford shoes. 
     You may be a Muslim
 
3. You have more wives than teeth. 
     You may be a Muslim
 
4. You wipe your butt with your bare hand, but consider bacon unclean. 
     You may be a Muslim
 
5. You think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide.  
     You may be a Muslim
 
6. You can't think of anyone you haven't declared Jihad against.
     You may be a Muslim
 
7. You consider television dangerous, but routinely carry explosives in your clothing.  
     You may be a Muslim
 
8. You were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs. 
     You may be a Muslim
 
9. You have nothing against women and think every man should own at least four.  
     You may be a Muslim
 
10.. Your cousin is president of the United States .. 
       You may be a Muslim


Friday July 01, 2011
PAADOX OF OUR CENTURY

Some of you have seen this piece going around lately, but since I thought it was worthwhile I decided to put it on the blog. This piece has been making me think about how I need to change so many aspects of my life. Things feel cluttered around me, the news is driving me crazy, the gadgets seem to take over my life. We waste so much time on worthless time wasters like FACEBOOK, where you put up stupid, inane pieces of  of your life that no one ever wants to hear about when you see them face to face. We used to say to people when we didn't want to hear their inane life by saying, "Excuse me but you seem to have me confused with someone who gives a damn." Now if you go on FACEBOOK you have to navigate around this crap all the time. It used to be if you had nothing important to say you didn't say it, now you go on these social sites and tweet and send text messages about how your kids puked up on you or how your stupid, inept dog got the runs all over your carpet...really!!!???

Once again I have to say  "Excuse me but you seem to have me confused with someone who gives a damn." Oh and get a life...read the text below and think about it... oh and for some of you, I just probably wasted precious moments of your precious life, so read fast and go out for a walk or a bike ride without all your tweety devices.


The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We

spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less

time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine,

but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too

tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and

back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger

things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We

plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to

produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are

the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers,

throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when

there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this information to you, and

a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just go on tweeting and texting  inane nonsense.

Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your

side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t

cost a cent.

Remember, to say, “I love you” to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt

when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


Friday July 01, 2011
The following shows how stupid people can be at times Putting mouth in gear before engaging brain..

On September 17, 1994, Alabama's Heather Whitestone was selected as Miss America 1995.)

Question: If you could live forever, would you and why?
Answer: "I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever,"
--Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA contest.


"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff."

--Mariah Carey

"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life,"

-- Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for federal anti-smoking campaign .

"I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body,"

--Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward.


Friday July 01, 2011
Facts that you probably never needed to know

Friend Ray sent these along to me:

A Mosquito has 47 teeth

Six eight-studded Lego blocks can be combined 102,981,500 ways

Cats can make over 100 vocal sounds, dogs only 10

The saber-toothed cat is the official state fossil of California Bad joke of the night: What do you call a test tube with a diploma? - A graduated cylinder!

Quote of the night - from Albert Einstein - "It's not that I'm smart ... I just stay with the problems longer"


Thursday June 30, 2011
Miss Arab World 2009

I came across these pictures and article about beauty contests in the Arab World. I didn't think they had any but they did.

Female Arab contestants have competed during gMiss Arab World 2009 pageant in Cairo, November 11, 2009.
Thatfs not the usual beauty pageantc At least itfs not a beauty pageant that we in the West are used to. These ladies donft strip down to their bikinis, donft have plastic in their breasts, lips, etc. But somehow, they still manage to look nice and be beautiful. What do you think about this? Do you find them beautiful, or do you think this is all too bizarre and weird?

...and the winner is....

And here goes the winner! Personally, my favorite was Miss Lebanon, but neverthelessc

So what do you think? My only objection was the one wearing th efull face covering...I mean really why bother, how is a judge going to decide on that person.

Well I hope you enjoyed this. It does put a slightly different light on things, doesn't it?


Thursday June 23, 2011
3D TELEVISIONS

So has anyone seen any commericials for 3d televisions? I guess thay have disappeared, thank God. The most stupid idea in a while. Hopefully it will be gone for good until holographic televisions appear. I'm still waiting for the 3d craze to die down in theatres as well. An AVATAR once in a while is a great idea. Every day films all the time, not such a good idea. To draining on the colour and hurts the eyes when assailed by a constant barrage.

Some of the worst 3d films so far were...SANCTUM (great movie), THOR (a waste in 3d), Pirahna et cetra. Green Lantern muted those beautiful greens in 3d but vivid in 2d. Once in a while deserts are a nice treat but as a constant fare they only benifit the manufacturers not the customer.


Thursday June 23, 2011
Court Case Reignites Burqa Ban Debate

It had to come down to this at some point. Debate over whether the burqa should be banned in Australia has reignited after a Sydney judge said he couldn't send a woman to jail because he wasn't sure whether the woman in court was the same woman who committed the crime.

Carnita Matthews was previously sentenced to six months in jail by a NSW court for deliberately making a false statement that a policeman tried to forcibly remove her veil because he was racist.

On appeal, a judge said he would not send her to jail because he was not 100 percent sure that the woman in court was the same woman who made the racism claim, because the woman had her face covered at the time and there was a discrepancy in the signatures.

The NSW police minister is meeting with the police commissioner to work out a way to ensure people cannot use veils to hide their identities in the future.

For many women, wearing a veil is a key aspect of their religion. But Christian state MP Fred Nile says this shows the burqa must be banned.

France has banned the burqa, but enforcing the ban has proved difficult. Recently, women accused of violating the ban were refused entry to the court in which their case was to be held because they had their faces covered.

Do you think police should be allowed to remove burqas for identity checks?

Proof of identity has to a reasonable request by a police officer to make on a citizen. The burqa is an extreme at its worst. If a muslim woman, or for that matter - any woman or man wants to wear head covering for whatever reason (including modesty), that should be recognised as ok. However, when a head covering obscures a person's identity, their face, (which is  their very 'front' and involvement to the world)  which the burqa does - then, that covering is extreme. The burqa or chador is not okay by Australian standards and shouldn't be okay in North America or anywhere for that matter.

All head and face coverings should be removed in public places - and without any doubt, police, airport staff, anyone requiring identity of a person deserve and should be able to insist on this. The law should back them up. The complete covering of any human being is ridiculous, it's about some kind of sanctioned 'control' and should not be accepted by a country which has democracy as it's underpinning principles. I say, not wearing the burqa outdoors should be a requirement of residency, visiting, and citizenship in Australia or any other western country - sorry!

If you were in a bank and someone came in with a face covering and an outfit which covered the body and was not obviously muslim related wouldn't you worry? The masked man or woman thing does not go over well in western society. Only in comic books do we accept that heroes and good guys can go masked but in real life...not something we accept easily. Modesty is fine but not at the risk to the populations safety. Time for the United Nations to try and step in on this matter and do whatever they can to have this thing banned world wide. Oh, and for those who have said to me that Catholic nuns wear full body and head covering...well remember they at least don't cover their faces.

Someday this will come to a head when some inqenious bank robbers go into a bank dressed in burquas wearing bullet proof vests under it and hidding automatic weapons under the outfits. That is when the police will start screaming for new laws. Trust me sooner or later it will happen.


Tuesday May 31, 2011
TopTen Thoughts to Ponder

I'm tired of bitching so here is something to laugh at.

Number 10
Life is sexually transmitted.

Number 9
Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

Number 8
Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny.  If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich .

Number 7
Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day, teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.

Number 6
Some people are like a Slinky ...
not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

Number 5
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals, dying of nothing.

Number 4
All of us could take a lesson from the weather.  It pays no attention to criticism.

Number 3
Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200.00, and a substantial tax cut saves you $30.00?

Number 2
In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird.
Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

And The Number 1 Thought
Life is like a jar of Jalapeno peppers; what you do today, might burn your butt tomorrow.

- - - and as someone recently said to me: " Don 't worry about old age; it doesn't last long."


Tuesday May 31, 2011
5 reasons Facebook is an anti-social network

I said earlier in one of my other entries that FACEBOOK is the single most dangerous site on the internet. So further to that here is an article from IT BUSINESS.

"If you really stop to think about it, Facebook isn't really keeping us better connected to most people. Here are five reasons why.
 
E-mail, it seems, has become yesterday's news. While checking e-mail used to be our primary reason for going online, we now devote more of our online time to surfing social networks, according to new numbers from Nielsen.

We spend 23 percent of our online time surfing around social networks like Facebook, while we only spend 8.3 percent of that time checking e-mail.


That news isn't necessarily surprising to me: I can spend 10 minutes on Facebook and get caught up on the activities of 25 different people, while spending that same 10 minutes on e-mail would allow me to delete a lot of useless junk mail and maybe read an actual message or two.

But, if I really stop to think about it, Facebook isn't really keeping me better connected to most people. Here are five reasons why.

Quality Versus Quantity

Sure, some of the interactions I have on Facebook are what I would call quality. This morning alone, I saw new pictures of my niece and nephew and made plans to visit my sister-in-law. But I also spent some time looking at pictures of someone I barely knew in high school. We haven't seen each other since graduation, and -- let's face it -- we weren't even that close back then. But we're Facebook friends and she posted new family pictures, so I took a look. I also saw a daily update on wedding plans posted by another Facebook friend; this one a casual acquaintance who I might not even recognize if I ever did see her in person. But I now know that she jogged five miles this morning in hopes of fitting into her wedding dress when her big day arrives this fall.

Am I more in touch with these people because of the information they shared on Facebook? Maybe. But maybe I would be more in touch with the people I really care about if I spent that time communicating directly with them, instead of reading updates posted by people who are little more than strangers.

It's Passive, Not Active

That brings me to my second point about Facebook: much of what we do on the site is passive, especially in terms of communicating. I can read status updates and look at pictures -- even those posted by close friends -- and feel as though I am in touch with them. I know, for example, that one of my good friends is sore from her yoga class last night, and I know that my niece and nephew had a great time at an amusement park. But I never asked my friend about her yoga class specifically, or talked to my brother about his trip to New Hampshire, and chances are, I never will. Facebook lets me take in a lot of information on the surface, but wouldn't I be a better friend (and a better aunt) if I actually spent that time communicating directly with people instead?

Everyone Is On Facebook ... Except for Those Two People Who Aren't

Nielsen is exactly right: the more time I spend on Facebook, the less time I spend on e-mail. And while it may seem that the whole world is on Facebook, that's not exactly true. In my closest circle of friends, there are two or three people who refuse to join.

And those people often find themselves excluded from conversations shared by the rest of us. Everyone who is on Facebook will start talking about information or photos we've seen posted on the site, and will talk about them as if they were common knowledge. Which they are to us...but not to the people who aren't on the site. So Facebook has created something of a social divide between the people who are on there, and those who aren't.


We Share The Same Level of Intimacy With Everyone

We all know that Facebook has had more than its share of privacy problems, and I'm not interested in debating them here. Everyone takes a different tactic toward handling them: some people (like my friends mentioned above) refuse to join the site, while others have abandoned ship. I know that Facebook offers some granular controls that allow me to adjust who sees what info I post and when.

And though I have adjusted my privacy settings, I still treat Facebook as if everything I put up there is for public consumption. I never post anything -- a status update or a photo or a link --- that I wouldn't want my boss or a prospective employer to see. That means that my work contacts and closest friends get the same treatment, and the same semi-sanitized look at my life. Over e-mail, of course, this isn't the case: I can share real opinions and communicate more honestly, as I would face-to-face.


What About Face-to-Face Time?

Nielsen's study tracks the time we spend on Facebook instead of on e-mail or surfing news Web sites. What it doesn't track is the time we spend on Facebook instead of talking with people face-to-face.

While the time we spend on social networks can help us keep track of friends who live far away, it can also detract from the time we should actually be spending with people who live nearby ... and in some cases, in the same house. My husband is a new convert to Facebook and we haven't become the couple who communicates through Facebook posts ... at least not yet! But I can see how it would be an easy trap to stumble into, and it's one that I'll work to avoid.

I'm not completely down on Facebook. I do often feel like the 25 minutes I spend on Facebook are more fruitful than an hour spent on e-mail, and I love the ability to stay connected to friends and family who live far away. But I'm not fooling myself into thinking that time spent on Facebook is quality communication time."

Okay, I hoped this was enjoyable. Let me know what you think.


Tuesday May 31, 2011
Remember the beachwear of the 1920's...it's still here

CLOTHING SITE CLICK HERE

I found this site page for Muslim and modest women swimwear very nostaligic. They are quite reminicent of the good ol' 1920's when I wasn't around. What bothers me the most about this page is that this so-called modesty that many Muslim women adhere to is something that was imposed on them by males so long ago that these women have been brainwashed into believing that their bodies are somehow so sacred that no one can see them. Look, I believe that God gave us these bodies not to be ashamed of them and not to have to hide them because some religious nuts found that it suited their purpose. If God gave us the bodies to begin with and since we all know what we have under the clothes it certainly is no mystery to anyone what is being covered up. Now if a person feels that they personally want to cover up at certain times that is their right, but what I can not abide is when a person is forced to cover up.
I always found it interesting that just because here in Ontario women legally have the right to walk anywhere topless, we don't see it happen every day but that is now a choice for the woman to make, it is not a choice that a male is making for them. In this case the women have the choice to do what they want and they obviously haven't gone wild since the first day public topless was legalized. No one  went crazy with lust and started molesting women since it was made legal, okay  no more than it was before. I have always found that when you are surrounded by nudity it becomes blaise really quickly. If you wnat to see this in action go to a nudist colony and rather quickly you will discover that it is no big deal and how quickly the novelity wears off.
Anyway, when I see Muslim women dress the way they do I see subservience to men and that is all. I can still imagine what they look like underneath the burkas or other coverups so what is the big deal. It is simple, this entire thing is just a way for Muslim men to protect from others eyes what they possses otherwise why do it. God doesn't care, why should he, he made the bodies. I think God would be insulted that we cover up his work this way out of possesiveness. Using this Islamic principle, shouldn't all men then be covered up as well? Heck, I know lots of good looking, extremely handsome young men that have women drolling. It seems that in Islam it is quite allowable for women to drool over the male body but not the reverse. Since, I like so many other men are no longer in that classification of males I think maybe all men should cover their entire bodies in loose fitting clothes and should only wear similar Muslim women beach coverups so we flabby old men won't look so bad. Yeah, I know it is a self serving idea, but hasn't that been my whole point.


Tuesday May 31, 2011
METERED INTERNET USUAGE SUCKS

The CRTC has to be forced to stop bowing to large corporate interests who just want to gouge us. Sooner or later the Canadian pocketbook will collapse if we allow corporations to keep doing this to us. Metered Internet Usage is ridiculous and will curtail much usage of the internet. These companies promote the use of the internet for everything from streaming movies to buying everything online and then once they have us hooked on their internet drug they raise prices because they know we are hooked. Does this seem familiar to you. The corner drug dealer gives you freebies and low priced drugs untill they know you are good and hooked and then pow the prices fly skyhigh. I guess the drug dealers....oops, sorry the corporate internet providers learned their lessons well. They seem to have understood how drug dealers operate and I guess they realized that they got us good and hooked on their drugs of cell phones, internet business and internet entertainment and now, pow...they hit us where it hurts, make us pay exhorbitent prices for our internet drug habit. Nice isn't it, all legal just like loan sharking credit card companies.
Hmmmm! Time to think like Egypt and maybe head out into the streets, what do you think?

Tuesday May 31, 2011
HERE is an article that we didn't see in many newspapers. It is something to think about.

By Robert Spencer
March 8, 2011

A Kosovar Albanian Muslim, Arid Uka, murdered two American airmen outside the Frankfurt Airport in Germany last Wednesday.  “I did it for Allah,” he explained.

Like so many jihad attacks these days, this one was initially dismissed as having nothing to do with terrorism.  Boris Rhein, interior minister for Germany’s Hesse state, almost immediately declared that there were no indications that the shootings had been a terror attack.  After Uka’s openly jihadist statements, Rhein had to reverse himself.  But his initial reaction was indicative of the general tendency toward denial of the reality of the Islamic jihad among government and law enforcement personnel in the West.

What actually would constitute a terrorist attack for enlightened liberal Westerners such as Rhein?  Would the murderer have to announce that he was about to carry out a terrorist attack before he started shooting?  Would he have to be carrying an al-Qaeda membership card?  In the case of the Frankfurt Airport shooting, Uka appears to have acted alone.  Thus German security analyst Bernd Georg Thamm noted:  “We have a new ... perpetrator of terrorism, the lone wolf.  Terrorism experts have dreaded this for a while, and now it’s happened. And it won’t be the last case.”

Indeed.  Yet it is abundantly clear that even if Arid Uka acted alone in the Frankfurt Airport, his view of the Koran is not eccentric among Muslims worldwide.  Yet nearly 10 years after Mohamed Atta and his crew flew a plane into the World Trade Center out of love for Allah, we still don’t see any sustained or concerted effort by self-proclaimed peaceful Muslims in the United States or anywhere else to disabuse their coreligionists of this jihad ideology and its globalist, supremacist, totalitarian political agenda.  Such an effort should not be seen as optional or incidental.  Without it, the very commitment of these self-proclaimed moderates to the United States and its Constitution can and should be called into question.

This week, analysts keep focusing on the question of whether or not Uka was or should be called a “terrorist.”  I don’t care whether you call him a cantaloupe.  The real problem here is that anyone anywhere at any time can read the Koran and come to the same conclusion that Uka did—that is the element of the “lone wolf” terrorist threat that no one wants to face.  If American officials were really serious about preventing a future attack, they would address that fact.  If American Muslim advocacy groups were really serious about being loyal, patriotic Americans, they would address that fact too.

Barack Obama quickly issued a statement saying, “I want everybody to understand that we will spare no effort in learning how this outrageous act took place, and in working with German authorities to ensure that all of the perpetrators are brought to justice.”  Yet it is absolutely certain that if Uka turns out to have been a pious, devout Muslim who read the Koran and cited it as a justification for the idea that Muslims have a responsibility to fight against infidels, that is one lead that Barack Obama will not follow up.  No matter how many Muslim gunmen shout “Allahu akbar” as they open fire on non-Muslims, at this point the dogmatic lines have been drawn:  Analysts in the top military and intelligence posts in the U.S. and Europe understand that Islam is a religion of peace that has been hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists, and they have been taught to understand that that fact somehow frees them from the obligation of understanding the enemy’s belief system and formulating effective ways to combat it.

There needs to be now an honest public discussion of the elements of the Koran and Sunnah of Muhammad (his words and practices) that jihadists use to justify violence and Islamic supremacy.  Muslim spokesmen in America, if they’re really as moderate as they claim, need to explain how they are teaching Muslims to reject these elements of Islam in favor of the principles of the equality of dignity and rights of all people—women as well as men, non-Muslims as well as Muslims.  And they should follow through on these explanations with real action.

Only then might we be getting somewhere against the phenomenon represented by Arid Uka.  But I am not holding my breath.

Mr. Spencer is director of Jihad Watch and author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), The Truth About Muhammad, Stealth Jihad and The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran


Monday May 30, 2011
The True Face of Terror.

Click here for video

A warning that this video has extremely disturbing images at the beginning that we will find disgusting but as you will see some people in this world seem to treasure them. No accounting for some tastes but then what can you expect from all terrorists and radicals.

Palestinian terrorists broke into the home of an Israeli family in the community of Itamar in the West Bank. They viciously butchered the parents and three of their young children – an 11-year-old boy, a four-year-old boy, and a three-month-old baby girl.
What kind of monsters can brutally murder a family as they sleep in their own home? And why was this massacre not widely covered by mainstream media? I am sure all sides are capable of this type of violence.

The sad part is that sometimes the real monsters are not those you would expect. When you see who I think is the real monster in this video you may be surprised. I can not believe a mother would say the things you will hear. When a country fights for what it believes is for a just cause, we know sacrifices will be made...but no one should be proud to see them die. I found this the most disturbing aspect because a mother should never be proud and happy to be willing to sacrifice her children. Watch and remmeber that in Canada we need to STAND ON GUARD against this type of ideology and we must always condemn and never allow it on our soil. I just can't get this off my mind and I can't reconcile this in any way.


Monday May 30, 2011
Canadian government hit by foreign hackers

From ITWorldCanada comes the following...

"Treasury Board confirms there have been attempts to access the network, leading to major Internet restrictions for public sector employees.
Malicious hackers who may be based in China managed to fool Canadian federal IT staff into providing access to government computers, leading to severe Internet restrictions at Treasury Board and the Finance Department, CBC News reported late Wednesday.
Although the government has so far offered little information on the breach, CBC said the attack first surfaced in January and cut off Internet access for thousands of public servants, although service has slowly been returning to normal. There has been no confirmation so far that Canadians’ personal information has been compromised or lost.

In what the CBC described as an “executive spear-phishing” attempt, hackers used bogus e-mails to pass themselves off as senior executives to IT staff at the two federal departments and request passwords, while other staff received e-mails with virus-laden attachments.

In response to media reports, Treasury Board issued a brief statement admitting it had detected an "unauthorized attempt to access its networks,” but provided no more details. “Employee access to the Internet has been limited for the time being,” said spokesman Jay Denny.

The Toronto Star said former federal chief information officer and Treasury Board secretary Michelle d’Auray has asked staff for a list of Web sites they believe are essential to their jobs.

Sources told the CBC it is not certain that the cyber-attackers are Chinese. Servers based in China may simply have been used to route the attacks from elsewhere. Chinese officials immediately denied any connections to the attacks.

"The allegation that the Chinese government supports Internet hacking is groundless," foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu told reporters during a regular briefing, according to the Hindustan Times. “The Chinese government attaches importance to the safety of computer networks and asks computer and Internet users to abide by laws and regulations.”
 
For years, Auditor-General Sheila Fraser has been warning about "flaws in the system" that could potentially put federal government IT infrastructure at risk. More recently, groups like CATA Alliance have been calling for Canada to follow the lead of the United States in appointing a Cyber-Security Coordinator to ensure a unified response to IT security incidents, build partnerships between government agencies, encourage new technologies and raise awareness of security issues.
 
Although earlier reports had suggested the attacks were in part discovered through Citizen Lab, the interdisciplinary laboratory based at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs, the organization posted on Twitter that it was not involved in investigating the incident. "

This is a surprise???
People wonder why I will not pay my bills online. I hated to tell you, as if you didn't already know it......THE INTERNET IS NOT SAFE...it never was and never will be because no matter how much security  we put into servers and computers, there will always be someone who comes along and be smart enough to break into the work of others. The internet, as they say is the new wild west, only it will never be tamed or subjgated into submission. Even when countries try to shut it down it always seems to fail and the messages still get out, one way or the other.
Secrets do not remain secrets on the internet, look at Wikileaks, look at how a virus was injected into the Iranian nuculear facilities to have equipment destroy itself, do you think it is safe?

Look at Facebook, the single most dangerous site on the internet. People get hired and fired because of what is said on it. Criminals use it to break into your homes. The police use it to track your goings on. The tax people check you out on it just like bill collector's do and many of these so called friends end up sending you spam. Everyone wants to be your friend on Facebook, but for their purposes and benefit and not yours.
Internet security, what a laugh. You are only safe for a time until a good enough hacker figures you to be his next target.


Monday May 30, 2011
GLOBALIVE (WIND MOBILE) PROBLEM

I don't usually get involved in commenting on cell phone companies. I just figure we're going to continually get jammed up the butt by corporate greed, so I just don't bother. It's like trying to get upset over gas prices, we won't win no matter what we say or do. When we finally get electric cars then the prices will drop in North America at least. In the meantime, well, what are you going to do. Now back to WINDMOBILE. You can bet your booties that Roger's Teleus and Bell will do everything they can to stop Globalive.

You see WINDMOBILE has at the present time possibly the best deal along with FIDO, for mobile phone packages. Their prices are low enough to force the big three to cut prices and they don't like that. Remember these are the big three who are trying to shaft we, the internet users by trying to force metered internet usage on the the Canadian public that would set us back at least 15 years, not to mention it would eliminate competition from NETFLIX and others of their ilk. The big three not only dominate the phone market, they also dominate phone services and televsion stations. Hell, let's face it they would rule the world if we let them.

Look, I do not believe in foreign owners of anything in Canada, let alone anything that has to do with communication and entertainment. The government believes that Globalive has enough Canadian control to make it a domestically owned company. Well, it does not seem to be true since  because it has significant investment from Egyptian-based Orascom Telecom Management that raised questions about whether it was Canadian-controlled. If the Egyptian company does have controlling interest then the big three could win out. Industry Minister Tony Clement, should just settle the problem by insisting that the Globalive shows that Orascom does not have controlling shares in the company. If it does, then force Orascom to divest itself of those shares to the Canadian shareholders and keep WINDMOBILE alive.

Of course all this is probably a moot point since the company chairman and controlling shareholder is Canadian, Anthony Lacavera. Wind is Canadian-controlled, he insists. And while Orascom wants to protect its investment, he said it doesn’t hold a veto over decisions.

Orascom is a minority shareholder. However, combined with its non-voting shares Orascom holds 65 per cent of the startup’s equity. It also holds almost all of Wind’s debt, its brand name and a technical services contract. As a result the CRTC concluded in October, 2009 that while Lacavera and his partners have majority ownership, Orascom controls the startup.

We need more phone companies in this country to force prices down to reasonable, manageable prices for the consumer. The CRTC should recognize this and not fall into the evil grip of the big three.

I am a Telus customer and have been since before Telus bought out the original company Clearnet. They used to be reasonable but when you see the prices that WINDMOBILE is offering you can bet I will be negotiating with Telus to meet WINDMOBILE prices or I will be changing carriers. Maybe if you all let it be known to your carrier that you intend to change, then maybe they will consider lowering their prices. Let us hope that WINDMOBILE survives because it will help our pocketbook.


Monday May 30, 2011
PERFECT AIRPORT SECURITY SOLUTION

I received this interesting email about airport security. This was sent out to address the controversy over full body scanners at airports. I liked it and in a stupid way it sure makes sense. When checking in at the airport you would be sent into a a thick leadlined room that would send out signals to detonate any explosive device on your person. This eliminates racial profiling, expensive security, long drawn out trials and no dead people on airplanes.


This was sent out as humour, I figure, but still it makes sense in a way and I doubt if any innocent passengers would complain if bombers were disposed of this way.
Of course hijackers with hidden weapons might still commandeer planes but at least there is a chance of survival with that, but certainly not with explosives. Oh well, wishful thinking.


Monday May 30, 2011
An Alarming video every Westerner should see

CLICK HERE

ABOUT THIS VIDEO
Anyone (like Barack Obama) entertaining ideas of western democracies establishing friendly relations with the radicals of the Islamic world should watch this video.While watching the inflammatory rhetoric of the speaker, remember that this is not a Jihadists. I was interested in what the guy says about how the Koran says that Allah wants the Muslims to hate Jews for all eternity. Have these guys ever wondered why Allah does not just eliminate Jews, after all he is all powerful and really does not need the Muslims to do His job for him. If Allah (God) hated the Jews so much why did he just not eliminate them centuries ago? Could these radical Muslims be misunderstanding the Koran? Probably, since in all religious text it is possible to dechiper any comment your own way, to suit your warped and slanted view of the world. Which still goes to my belief that all religion should be banned for the greater good of the world; not that this will happen in our lifetimes because we wimpy, so called intellectual people need some superiour being to blame all our problems on.

It's just the way we are, right or wrong.


Monday May 30, 2011
Sobering VIdeo on Population Demographics...we is in trouble folks

Click on the link below to watch the video and draw your own scary conclusions.

Unrecoverable birth rates

I remember in the 1970's and 1980's the United Nation was calling for the world to cut down it's birth rate otherwise we would not be able to sustain ourselves in the decades ahead. Western and European cultures took it to heart and cut down the birth rate. Even China went along with this.

Unfortunately no one seems to have told Middle Eastern people this fact. While we cut down the rate of birth we were slowly killing our culture, our way of  life and we needed immigration to sustain our work force and build our tax base. Now our population increases depend on Muslims as they slowly become the most populace religion and race on the face of the Earth. I guess they were right all along and God is on their side. Like I've said before the strong will survive and since we seem to be the intellectually weak and failed to see the signs around us, we will pay the price. Keep in mind though that in many centuries to come the Western and Eruopean people will be the ones having the babies because that will be all we can do so we may once again see ourselves as the largest population. In the meantime, guys, learn to grow a beard and ladies start picking out your head scarf and learn how to obey your husband and become a slave.... oops... excuse me a second class citizen. You have been warned. Damn it will be good to be  born a male.


Monday May 30, 2011
REAL CANADIANS SHOULD WAVE ONLY OUR FLAG

When my parents brought me over from Italy I had just turned 3 years old. My father had come here and worked his ass off to make enough money to bring us to Canada to get away from the poor life in Italy and in Europe of the time. He went to work on the railroad, cleaning snow on tracks in horrible weather and fixing tracks staying away from us for weeks at a time. He never asked for a government handout and really you couldn't get them anyway. He worked for what he got and gave us a good life. He gave my sisters and brother and myself a chance at a good life in this great country. We put up with insults from a lot of people back then but we quickly learned the language and the Canadian way. Nobody coddled us. We certainly didn't go around threatening the country we lived in with our way of life or our religion. We would not have burned our new flag for any reason. We never waved the Italian flag except at soccer time. We were Canadians. If there was ever a war that would involve us with our mother country I can be pretty certain that we would be defending Canda and not Italy or Germany or Russia et cetra.
Today is a different story, a story I am ashamed of as a Canadian. We coddle our new immigrants and let them run roughshod over way of life. We give them everything and they take advantage of our good nature and out system; then they try to use it against us. They do  ot want to learn to be a citizen of Canada, instead they want to bring their country to Canada. They want to make us into their likeness. What the hell has happened? Congratulations have to go out fro once to  our fellow Canadians in Quebec who had the courage and conviction to exhibit their common sense in officially banning the hijab for certain transactions where identity is mandatory and the banning of the kirpan in the government buildings.... It's a start. It's a privilege to be allowed to immigrate and to live in this country....not a right. When this hit the e-news a few weeks ago, there was overwhelming support by the readers who AGREED with Quebec 's action. I received a letter which I want to share, that says things nicely. Read away.

"So many letter writers have explained how this land is made up of immigrants. Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people why today's Canadian is not willing to accept the new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to Canada , people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in Halifax and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new Canadian households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.  They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new and better life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labour laws to protect them. All they had were the skills, craftsmanship and desire they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity. Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out.  Canadians fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany, Italy, France, Japan, China, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Sweden, Poland and so many other places. None of these first generation Canadians ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Canadians fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of  Japan. They were defending the Freedom as one people. When we liberated France , no one in those villages was looking for the Ukrainian-Canadian or the German-Canadian or the Irish-Canadian. The people of France saw only Canadians.  And we carried one flag that represented our country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be a Canadian. They stirred the melting pot into one red and white bowl.  And here we are in 2011 with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes a Canadian passport and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I'm sorry, that's not what being a Canadian is all about. Canadians have been very open-hearted and open-minded regarding immigrants, whether they were fleeing poverty, dictatorship, persecution, or whatever else makes us think of those aforementioned immigrants who truly did ADOPT our country, and our flag and our morals and our customs, and left their wars, hatred, and divisions behind. I believe that the immigrants who landed in Canada in the early 1900s deserve better than that for the toil, hard work and sacrifice those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags, fighting foreign battles on our soil, making Canadians change to suit their religions and cultures, and wanting to change our countries fabric by claiming discrimination when we do not give in to their demands.
Its about time we get real and stand up for our forefathers rights, we are CANADIAN Lest we forget it I am a Native of this Country & proud of it! "


Monday May 30, 2011
TRUTHFUL DEFINITION

There is an annual contest at Texas A&M University calling for the most
appropriate definition of a contemporary term.

This year's term was:  "Political Correctness."
 
The winner wrote:
 
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical
minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece
of shit by the clean end. "


Monday May 30, 2011
This is why I love the Italian culture....they are very natural and earthy...please enjoy this truth about Italians. Enjoy!

 Italians have a $40,000 kitchen, but use the $259 stove from Sears in the basement to cook. 

There is some sort of religious statue in the hallway, living room, bedroom, front porch and backyard.
(PERSONAL NOTE FROM VINNIE. That's my mom, only now she has that religious radio on all day with people chanting and praying. Yes only the Italians can make a radio that only gets one station where there are prayers all day long.)

The living room is filled with old wedding favors with poofy net bows and stale almonds (they are too pretty to open).
(PERSONAL NOTE FROM VINNIE. Those delicious candy almonds that are given away at real Italian weddings can be deadly weapons when in the hands of Italian mothers. Point. When I was married and we were int he car getting ready to leave. My mother comes up and wishes luck and throws a huge handful into the car hitting my new bride in the face. Those things hurt; they're like little bullets when hurtled at you. So beware of Italian women with handfuls of almond candy, that's all I can say.)

A portrait of the Pope and Frank Sinatra hang in the dining room.

God forbid if anyone EVER attempted to eat 'Chef Boy-ar-dee', 'Franco American', 'Ragu', 'Prego', or anything else labeled as Italian in a jar or can.
(PERSONAL NOTE FROM VINNIE. So true. I remember going to friends homes as a kid, for dinner. I swear whenever they made spaghetti and meatballs, they always apologized because they were not like my mothers. Wow, even the manja-cakes knew my mother's meatballs were the best. I always told them that I enjoyed other people's as well; it was my only chance to taste something made with Ragu. By the way Ragu sauce has been banned from my home for countless years. Worse sauce ever. Every once in a while I try a can of Chef-Boy-ar-dee because it reminds me of high school cafeteria  food. When I spit it out I remember why I stopped eating it. Worse ravioli made.)

Meatballs are made with pork, veal and beef. Italians do not care about cholesterol.
(PERSONAL NOTE FROM VINNIE. I make great meatballs. There is a secret to them and I am not giving it away, unless you pay me...ha!)

Turkey is served on Thanksgiving AFTER the manicotti, gnocchi, lasagna, and
minestrone or shcarole soup.
(PERSONAL NOTE FROM VINNIE. My kids and wife always get mad at me when I do this...too much foood they complain. We never complained about it when we were kids.)

If anyone EVER says ESCAROLE, slap 'em in the face -- it's SHCAROLE.

Sunday dinner was at 1:00 PM sharp. The meal went like this... The table was set with everyday dishes. It doesn't matter if they don't match. They're clean; what more do you want?

All the utensils go on the right side of the plate and the napkin goes on the left.

A clean kitchen towel was put at Nonna's & Papa's plates because they won't use napkins.

Homemade wine and bottles of 7-UP are on the table.

First course, Antipasto...

Change plates.

Second course, macaroni.

All pasta was called macaroni...

Change plates.

Third course, roast beef, potatoes and vegetables...

Change plates.

THEN, and only then - NEVER AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEAL - would you eat the salad drenched in homemade oil & vinegar dressing...

Change plates.

Next course, fruit & nuts - in the shell - on paper plates because you ran out of the real ones.
(PERSONAL NOTE FROM VINNIE. Nuts were the only food we were allowed to play with at the table. We used to play 'Knock Them Out' with the round nuts. They were used like marbles and it gave us a chance to win more nuts form the other family members. Of course most of you have never played marbles because they haven't turned it into a computer game. hmmm! Now there is an idea)

Last was coffee with anisette espresso for Nonna, 'American' coffee for the rest - with hard cookies (biscotti) to dunk in the coffee.
(PERSONAL NOTE FROM VINNIE. I love dunking cookies. You know I remember when Tim Hornet opened people would actually dunk donuts in their coffee. What the hell happened to that tradition, it was great. Donuts always tasted better when they were  dunked them in coffee.)

The kids would go out to play.
(PERSONAL NOTE FROM VINNIE. They key words here to note are 'go out'. Now it means head to the computer. You'll never burn off all that food by heading to the computer. Whatsa da matta for u.)

The men would go lay down.  They slept so soundly that you could do brain surgery on them without anesthesia.

The women cleaned the kitchen.

We got screamed at by Mom or Nonna, and half of the sentences were English, the other half Italian.
(PERSONAL NOTE FROM VINNIE. True, true. It's funny you know, how your friends can spot things that you never notice. A friend once brought to my attention and interesting thing about the language thing. I never notice this lttle tidbit until this friend pointed it out. It seems that he  noticed that when my father spoke to me in Italian, I responded in English and when he spoke to me in English, I responded in Italian...what's with that. When I paid attention to this I noticed most Italian sons did this little routine. Why was that? There's a riddle for you.)

Italian mothers never threw a baseball in their life, but could nail you in the head with a shoe thrown from the kitchen while you were in the living room.
(PERSONAL NOTE FROM VINNIE. With deadly accuracy.)

Other things particular to Italians...

The prom dress that Zia Ceserina made you cost only $20.00, which was for the material.

The prom hairdo was done free by Cousin Angela.

Turning around at the prom to see your entire family, including your Godparents, standing in the back of the gym... PRICELESS!

True Italians will love all these rememberances.

Those of you who are married to Italians will understand these.

And those who wish they were Italian, and those who are friends with Italians, will remember with a smile.

Hope you enjoyed the above.


Friday May 27, 2011
When is a Study not a Study?

Here is an article/comment on the recent so called study concerning how we shouldn't take calcium suppliments. The article below was written by Barry, my favourite nutrition expert. I will be putting up some more info from him and add my usual comments. So here is the first one and of course it goes along with my belief that most studies are self serving nonsense that are only meant to benefit everyone except the consumer. Read on.

When is a Study not a Study?

When one of the world’s largest dairy exporters funds a study that says Calcium supplements may cause heart attacks

Recently there have been a multitude of news stories in the papers and on television telling us that calcium supplements may lead to an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease including heart attacks and strokes.

There was a study done about three years ago in which the calcium product, Caltrate was used. However they used the plain Caltrate and not the one with Vitamin D. It was later found that if your calcium supplement contained vitamin D or if you took vitamin D along with your calcium there was no additional cardiovascular risk.

A new study printed in the British Medical Journal and done by the Health Research Council of New Zealand said that even if Vitamin D was taken with calcium you still had a 25 per cent higher risk of heart attacks and strokes. But this was not an actual study. It was a meta-study or Meta analysis which means they gathered information from previous studies, picked the data that supported their position and proved their point statistically.

It turns out that this study was funded by a company called Fonterra, a New Zealand dairy company that accounts for 30 percent of all the world’s dairy exports. Their sales are over 16 billion dollars a year and they would rather you drink their milk than take calcium supplements. They also own a company called Sanlu in China that was found guilty of selling tainted milk powder that caused the death of 6 babies in China. I think this tells us a lot about their credibility as an international exporter of dairy and dairy products.

I have hundreds of questions about this widely reported news story about calcium and I find it deplorable that news media people do not look deeper into the sources for their stories.

If you are taking a calcium supplement and it contains Vitamin D just continue to do so and do not worry. It is true that milk and dairy products are one of your best sources of calcium but if you are lactose intolerant or just do not eat dairy products you can safely take your calcium supplement without any worries.

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Friday May 27, 2011
Justice for Osama

He's back with comments on Osama's moving on to his 72 virgins...

WATCH VIDEO

Pat Condell is a very outspoken atheist who says what many would like to say in his elequent British voice. Enjoy.

I never really got around to writing any comments on Osama's discovery/execution. I didn't think it was worth saying much as it would only tend to elevate him to some type of martyr which he is not. He got his just desserts and America got its revenge. The least said about Bin Laden the better. It is only right that he fades into history and hopefully will not inspire anyone to follow his footsteps. He's gone and if there is a Muslim version of Heaven then he has his 72 virgins (hopefully they will be 72 virgins of the type that supply us mortals with virgin wool). If  it is a Christian heaven up there then he is visiting a place hotter than than the Middle East.

Unfortunately, in this case, I still believe that everyone, no matter what they do, will go to the same place as everyone else. God in my opinion has to treat all his creations equally and no matter what they do here on the mortal plain, will always be forgiven, if they wish to be, and will become the energy that makes up the Universal Heaven.

I doubt that Muslims will get their 72 virgins and that Christians will get their fluttery, white wings when they die. Our souls/energy will join the greater Universal All and that self same energy will someday return in material form somewhere to give life anew. It is the circle of life.

So Osama, I hope that for your sake I am right, otherwise baby, you is gonna burn, baby, burn!!!


Friday April 22, 2011
GOOD FRIDAY nastiness

Today being Good Friday, it is a statutory holiday in Canada; so everyone has the day off. I guess the U.S.A. doesn't have this statutory holiday because all the stores seem to be open for shopping. Hey, not everyone is Christian so this day will not mean anything more that a free day off work with pay. I certainly hope that in those long lines going to the States at the border, to shop there were no Christians. Ya, right.

You know it's bad enough that a lot of the billion Catholics don't bother ever going to Church, but really couldn't you forego at least one day of shopping and practice your faith. The Christian faith does not do nasty things to you if you don't practice your religion and I guess I like that idea, as do most of you. Catholics aren't forced to practice their religion like Muslims. You do not have to stop and pray 5 times a day. You don't have Catholic police forces going around and whipping or punishing you for not practicing your religion; aren't you luck? So, would it be that hard to at least attend church services once in a while?

Look if you are really Christian then try to act like one once in awhile. When the growing by leaps and bounds Islamic religion, gets more power you may not have any choice. It's no wonder that Islam grows while Christians dwindle. We have just become too lazy to practice our religion. Shame on us. We would rather shop than practice our faith on at least one day, the most important day in the Christian faith. It seems most of us like to practice worshipping the CORPORATE GOD rather than our possibly real God. If you are a real athiest and not one of convenience then you continue what you are doing with out any guilt and enjoy the free day from work with pay that Christians have given you.

Shopping...really....


Friday April 22, 2011
Good Friday rudeness

Today is Good Friday and I decided to take a few moments here to write to some of you Catholics who do not seem too understand the day. I'm Roman Catholic so as I do every year (I never miss) I head off to Good Friday Services. It was nice to see it busy. Okay my complaint. Look as we Catholics know Good Friday Services are loooonggg but as we know the idea is that Christ sacrificed himself on this day so I think we should be able to manage this long service once a year. It can test a lot of people. I and many others today found that some people don't seem to get into the spirit of sacrifice and be willing to give a bit of their time. Okay, so look some of you rude Catholics when we do the veneration of the cross it is a long wait. Now just because it is a long wait does not mean that you can be rude and come up from the back and cut in on all the patient people waiting their turn,; I mean really do you think it's fair to those church goers who follow the rules. They patiently wait their turn but you selfish people decide that you can't sacrifice of your time and try to jump ahead of everyone else. YOU ARE RUDE and IGNORANT!!! Understand?

You guys sorely lack good manners. Of course people, myself and a few rows in front of me decided to curtail your rude behaviour by all of us blocking your way by standing up in the aisle and blocking you. Hahaha!! I did notice that during communion only one or two jumped the qeue after we did that little stunt.

Now to everyone...HAPPY EASTER!!!


Sunday March 13, 2011
The New Alphabet

Latest from Nursery Schools:

A: APPLE (Computer)

B: BLUETOOTH 

C: CHAT


D: DOWNLOAD

E: E MAIL


F: FACEBOOK

G: GOOGLE


H: HEWLETT PACKARD

I: iPHONE

J: JAVA


K: KINGSTON

L: LAPTOP

M: MESSENGER


N: NERO


O: ORKUT


P: PICASSA


Q: QUICK HEAL


R: RAM


S: SERVER


T: TWITTER


U: USB


V: VISTA


W: WiFi


X: Xp


Y: YOU TUBE

Z: ZORPIA

Thank God .... A is still Apple 

Yes folks this is the way the children of today see the alphabet. The children born from 2000 on are the true digital natives. They have no clue, or care about rotary phones, walkmans, pinball machines, board games, about tying a string between two cans to make a telephone, playing in the fresh air with homemade toys, carved wooden toys, chimneys for Santa to come down in (soon Santa will emerge through the internet on there ipads or laptops). Oh well you get the point. I do hope that this will change but it will be highly unlikely as the teachers many of them have were born when the computer age took hold and the children born at the turn of the century will soon become teachers themselves and their point of reference will be only the computerized age. Ahh...life moves on. I just hope that it does not take over everything they do because we definitely do not need a world that resembles THE MATRIX.


Sunday March 13, 2011
Here is a French Lesson...Harsh and sexual language

This video is of a comment made by Bill Maher who is a well spoken and outspoken commentator. Bill Maher is one of the most politically astute comedians in America today. His unflinching honesty and commitment to never pulling a punch have garnered him the respect and admiration of many commentators. Note that it did come out at the end of the Bush administration but it is still valid. Enjoy. It will take about 15 seconds to load so hang in there.

CLICK HERE

So what did you think. Being Canadians we can laugh at it but you U.S of A'ers might not...but it's true isn't it? Of course we Canadians know that living with the French is not the easiest thing in the world but we all owe so much to that culture.

Oh, and before I forget. If you haven't seen Bill's movie 'RELIGULOUS' then go out and rent it and watch. He has many scathing things to say about religion and some of the people who abuse and misuse it. It is loaded with informative bits that you should all know. It will not be a wasted 90 minutes. It was fun to watch. I first saw it at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and loved it. I just wish I had a chance to meet and talk with Mr. Maher.


Thursday March 10, 2011
Why Canadians don't emigrate to Arab Countries

Their culture....

Our culture....

We are so screwed. Gonna miss this.


Thursday March 10, 2011
HOW TO BE CRUEL TO OLD GUYS

Read the eye chart please.

If you don't laugh, it will be back to politics.


Thursday March 10, 2011
'In a generation or two, the US will ask itself: who lost Europe?'

Read the speech below and draw your own conclusions but remember even if he is right, it seems to me that history should give us some solace.  The Christian religion, when faced with a competing faith in the past, has never had trouble jettisoning some of its beliefs in order to embrace those beliefs held dear by the competition.  After all, amalgamation has always been about give and take.  Islam does not have much of a hierarchy and Christianity has lost its inquisitors.  Arthur C. Clarke's prediction of Chrislam [The Hammer of God] could be about a match made in heaven.


Here is the speech of Geert Wilders, Chairman Party for Freedom, the Netherlands, at the Four Seasons, New York, introducing an Alliance of Patriots and announcing the Facing Jihad Conference in Jerusalem. The speech was sponsored by the Hudson Institute on September 25.

Dear friends,

Thank you very much for inviting me. Great to be at the Four Seasons.  I
come from a country that has one season only: a rainy season that starts
January 1st and ends December 31st. When we have three sunny days in a
row, the government declares a national emergency. So Four Seasons,
that's new to me.

It's great to be in New York. When I see the skyscrapers and office
buildings, I think of what Ayn Rand said: 'The sky over New York and
the will of man made visible.' Of  course. Without the Dutch you would
have been nowhere, still figuring out how to buy this island from the
Indians. But we are glad we did it for you. And, frankly, you did a far
better job than we possibly could have done.

I come to America with a mission. All is not well in the old world.
There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be
optimistic. We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of
Europe. This not only is a clear and present danger to the future of
Europe itself, it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the
West.

The danger I see looming is the scenario of America as the last man
standing. The United States as the last bastion of Western civilization,
facing an Islamic Europe. In a generation or two, the US will ask
itself: who lost Europe? Patriots from around Europe risk their lives
every day to prevent precisely this scenario from becoming a reality.

My short lecture consists of 4 parts. First I will describe the
situation on the ground in Europe. Then, I will say a few things about
Islam. Thirdly, if you are still here, I will talk a little bit about
the movie you just saw. To close I will tell you about a meeting in
Jerusalem.

The Europe you know is changing. You have probably seen the landmarks.
The Eiffel Tower and Trafalgar Square and Rome's ancient buildings and
maybe the canals of Amsterdam. They are still there. And they still
look very much the same as they did a hundred years ago. But in all of
these cities, sometimes a few blocks away from your tourist destination,
there is another world, a world very few visitors see - and one that
does not appear in your tourist guidebook. It is the world of the
parallel society created by Muslim mass-migration.

All throughout Europe a new reality is rising: entire Muslim
neighborhoods where very few indigenous people reside or are even seen.
And if they are, they might regret it. This goes for the police as well.
It's the world of head scarves, where women walk around in figureless
tents, with baby strollers and a group of children. Their husbands, or
slaveholders if you prefer, walk three steps ahead. With mosques on many
street corners. The shops have signs you and I cannot read. You will be
hard-pressed to find any economic activity.

These are Muslim ghettos controlled by religious fanatics. These are
Muslim neighborhoods, and they are mushrooming in every city across
Europe. These are the building-blocks for territorial control of
Increasingly larger portions of Europe, street by street, neighborhood
by neighborhood, city by city.

There are now thousands of mosques throughout Europe. With larger
congregations than there are in churches. And in every European city
there are plans to build super-mosques that will dwarf every church in
the region. Clearly, the signal is: we rule.

Many European cities are already one-quarter Muslim: just take
Amsterdam, Marseille and Malmo in Sweden. In many cities the majority of
the under-18 population is Muslim. Paris is now surrounded by a ring of
Muslim neighborhoods. Mohammed is the most popular name among boys in
many cities. In some elementary schools in Amsterdam the farm can no
longer be mentioned, because that would also mean mentioning the pig,
and that would be an insult to Muslims. Many state schools in Belgium
and Denmark only serve halal food to all pupils.

In once-tolerant Amsterdam gays are beaten up almost exclusively by
Muslims. Non-Muslim women routinely hear 'whore, whore'. Satellite
dishes are not pointed to local TV stations, but to stations in their
country of origin. In France school teachers are advised to avoid
authors deemed offensive to Muslims, including Voltaire and Diderot; the
same is increasingly true of Darwin.

The history of the Holocaust can in many cases no longer be taught
because of Muslim sensitivity. In England sharia courts are now
officially part of the British legal system. Many neighborhoods in
France < /SPAN>are no-go areas for women without head scarves. Last week a man
almost died after being beaten up by Muslims in Brussels, because he was
drinking during the Ramadan.

Jews are fleeing France in record numbers, on the run from the worst
wave of anti-Semitism since World War II. French is now commonly spoken
on the streets of Tel Aviv and Netanya, Israel.

I could go on forever with stories like this. Stories about Islamization.

A total of fifty-four million Muslims now live in Europe. San Diego
University recently calculated that a staggering 25 percent of the
population in Europe will be Muslim just 12 years from now. Bernhard
Lewis has predicted a Muslim majority by the end of this century. Now
these are just numbers. And the numbers would not be threatening if the
Muslim-immigrants had a strong desire to assimilate. But there are few
signs of that. The Pew Research Center reported that half of French
Muslims see their loyalty to Islam as greater than their loyalty to
France. One-third of French Muslims do not object to suicide attacks.

The British Centre for Social Cohesion reported that one-third of
British Muslim students are in favour of a worldwide caliphate. A Dutch
study reported that half of Dutch Muslims admit they 'understand' the
9/11 attacks. Muslims demand what they call 'respect'. And this is how
we give them respect. Our elites are willing to give in. To give up. In
my own country we have gone from calls by one cabinet member to turn
Muslim holidays into official state holidays, to statements by another
cabinet member, that Islam is part of Dutch culture, to an affirmation
by the Christian-Democratic attorney general that he is willing to
accept sharia in the Netherlands if there is a Muslim majority. We have
cabinet members with passports from Morocco and; Turkey.

Muslim demands are supported by unlawful behavior, ranging from petty
crimes and random violence, for example against ambulance workers and
bus drivers, to small-scale riots. Paris has seen its uprising in the
low-income suburbs, the banlieus. Some prefer to see these as isolated
incidents, but I call it a Muslim intifada. I call the perpetrators
"settlers'. Because that is what they are. They do not come to integrate
into our societies, they come to integrate our society into their
Dar-al-Islam. Therefore, they are settlers.

Much of this street violence I mentioned is directed exclusively
against non-Muslims, forcing many native people to leave their
neighborhoods, their cities, their countries. Politicians shy away from
taking a stand against this creeping sharia. They believe in the
equality of all cultures. Moreover, on a mundane level, Muslims are now
a swing vote not to be ignored.

Our many problems with Islam cannot be explained by poverty, repression
or the European colonial past, as the Left claims. Nor does it have
anything to do with Palestinians or American troops in Iraq. The problem
is Islam itself.

Allow me to give you a brief Islam 101. The first thin g you need to
know about Islam is the importance of the book of the Quran. The Quran
is Allah's personal word, revealed by an angel to Mohammed, the prophet.
This is where the trouble starts. Every word in the Quran is Allah's
word and therefore not open to discussion or interpretation. It is valid
for every Muslim and for all times. Therefore, there is no such a thing
as moderate Islam.

Sure, there are a lot of moderate Muslims. But a moderate Islam is
non-existent. The Quran calls for hatred, violence, submission, murder,
and terrorism. The Quran calls for Muslims to kill non-Muslims, to
terrorize non-Muslims and to fulfil their duty to wage war: violent
jihad. Jihad is a duty for every Muslim, Islam is to rule the world - by
the sword. The Quran is clearly anti-Semitic, describing Jews as monkeys
and pigs.

The second thing you need to know is the importance of Mohammed the
prophet. His behavior is an example to all Muslims and cannot be
criticized. Now, if Mohammed had been a man of peace, let us say like
Ghandi and Mother Theresa wrapped in one, there would be no problem. But
Mohammed was a warlord, a mass murderer, a pedophile, and had several
marriages - at the same time. Islamic tradition tells us how he fought
in battles, how he had his enemies murdered and even had prisoners of
war executed . Mohammed himself slaughtered the Jewish tribe of Banu
Qurayza. He advised on matters of slavery, but never advised20to liberate
slaves. Islam has no other morality than the advancement of Islam. If it
is good for Islam, it is good. If it is bad for Islam, it is bad. There
is no gray area or other side.

Quran as Allah's own word and Mohammed as the perfect man are the two
most important facets of Islam. Let no one fool you about Islam being a
religion. Sure, it has a god, and a here-after, and 72 virgins. But in
its essence Islam is a political ideology. It is a system that lays down
detailed rules for society and the life of every person. Islam wants to
dictate every aspect of life. Islam means 'submission'. Islam is not
compatible with freedom and democracy, because what it strives for is
sharia. If you want to compare Islam to anything, compare it to
communism or national-socialism, these are all totalitarian ideologies.
This is what you need to know about Islam, in order to understand what
is going on in Europe. For millions of Muslims the Quran and the life of
Mohammed are not 14 centuries old, but are an everyday reality, an ideal
that guides every aspect of their lives.

Now you know why Winston Churchill called Islam 'the most retrograde
force in the world', and why he compared Mein Kampf to the Quran. Which
brings me to my movie, Fitna.

I am a lawmaker, and not a movie maker. But I felt I had the moral duty
to educate about Islam. The duty to make clear that the Quran stands at
the heart of what some people call terrorism but is in reality jihad. I
wanted to show that the problems of Islam are at the core of Islam, and
do not belong to its fringes. Now, from the day the plan for my movie
was made public, it caused quite a stir, in the Netherlands and
Throughout Europe. First, there was a political storm, with government
leaders, across the continent in sheer panic. The Netherlands was put
under a heightened terror alert, because of possible attacks or a
revolt by our Muslim population. The Dutch branch of the Islamic
organization Hizb ut-Tahrir declared that the Netherlands was due for an
attack. Internationally, there was a series of incidents. The Taliban
threatened to organize additional attacks against Dutch troops in
Afghanistan, and a website linked to Al Qaeda published the message
that I ought to be killed, while various muftis in the Middle East
stated that I would be responsible for all the bloodshed after the
screening of the movie.

In Afghanistan and Pakistan the Dutch flag was burned on several
occasions. Dolls representing me were also burned. The Indonesian
President announced that I will never be admitted into Indonesia again,
while the UN Secretary General and the European Union issued cowardly
statements in the same vein as those made by the Dutch Government. I
could go on and on. It was an absolute disgrace, a sell-out.

A plethora of legal troubles also followed, and have not ended yet.
Currently the state of Jordan is litigating against me. Only last week
there were renewed security agency reports about a heightened terror
alert for the Netherlands because of Fitna.

Now, I would like to say a few things about Israel. Because, very soon,
we will get together in its capital. The best way for a politician in
Europe to lose votes is to say something positive about Israel. The
public has wholeheartedly accepted the Palestinian narrative, and sees
Israel as the aggressor.  I, however, will continue to speak up for
Israel. I see defending Israel as a matter of principle. I have lived in
this country and visited it dozens of times. I support Israel. First,
because it is the Jewish homeland after two thousand years of exile up
to and including Auschwitz, second because it is a democracy, and third
because Israel is our first line of defense.

Samuel Huntington writes it so aptly: 'Islam has bloody borders'.
Israel is located precisely on that border. This tiny country is
situated on the fault line of jihad, frustrating Islam's territorial
advance. Israel is facing the front lines of jihad, like Kas hmir,
Kosovo, the Philippines, Southern Thailand, Darfur in Sudan, Lebanon,
and Aceh in Indonesia. Israel is simply in the way. The same way
West-Berlin was during the Cold War. The war against Israel is not a war
against Israel. It is a war against the=2 0West. It is jihad.< SPAN class=Apple-converted-space> Israel  ;is
simply receiving the blows that are meant for all of us. If there would
have been no Israel, Islamic imperialism would have found other venues
to release its energy and its desire for conquest.

Thanks to Israeli parents who send their children to the army and lay
awake at night, parents in Europe and America can sleep well and dream,
unaware of the dangers looming. Many in Europe argue in favor of
abandoning Israel in order to address the grievances of our Muslim
minorities. But if Israel were, God forbid, to go down, it would not
bring any solace to the West. It would not mean our Muslim minorities
would all of a sudden change their behavior and accept our values. On
the contrary, the end of Israel would give enormous encouragement to the
forces of Islam. They would, and rightly so, see the demise of Israel as
proof that the West is weak, and doomed. The end of Israel would not
mean the end of our problems with Islam, but only the beginning. It
would mean the start of the final battle for world domination. If they
can get Israel, they can get everything. Therefore, it is not that the
West has a stake in Israel. It is Israel.

It is very difficult to be an optimist in the face of the growing
Islamization of Europe. All the tides are against us. On al l fronts we
are losing. Demographically the momentum is with Islam. Muslim
immigration is even a source of pride within ruling liberal parties.
Academia, the arts, the media, trade unions, the churches, the business
world, the entire political establishment have all converted to the
suicidal theory of multiculturalism. So-called journalists volunteer to
label any and all critics of Islamization as a 'right-wing extremists'
or 'racists'. The entire establishment has sided with our enemy.
Leftists, liberals and Christian-Democrats are now all in bed with
Islam. This is the most painful thing to see: the betrayal by our
elites. At this moment in Europe's history, our elites are supposed to
lead us. To stand up for centuries of civilization. To defend our
heritage. To honor our eternal Judeo-Christian values that made Europe
what it is today. But there are very few signs of hope to be seen at the
governmental level.

Sarkozy, Merkel, Brown, Berlusconi; in private, they probably know how
grave the situation is. But when the little red light goes on, they
stare into the camera and tell us that Islam is a religion of peace, and
we should all try to get along nicely and sing Kumbaya. They willingly
participate in what President Reagan so aptly called: 'the betrayal of
our past, the squandering of our freedom.'

If there is hope in Europe, it comes from the people, not from the
elites. Change can only come from a grass-roots level. It has to come< BR>from the citizens themselves. Yet these20patriots will have to take on
the entire political, legal and media establishment. Over the past years
there have been some small, but encouraging, signs of a rebirth of the
original European spirit. Maybe the elites turn their backs on freedom,
the public does not. I n my country, the Netherlands, 60 percent of the
population now sees the mass immigration of Muslims as the number one
policy mistake since World War II. And another 60 percent sees Islam as
the biggest threat to our national identity. I don't think the public
opinion in Holland is very different from other European countries.
Patriotic parties that oppose jihad are growing, against all odds. My
own party debuted two years ago, with five percent of the vote. Now it
stands at ten per cent in the polls. The same is true of all
similarly-minded parties in Europe. They are fighting the liberal
establishment, and are gaining footholds on the political arena, one
voter at the time. Now, for the first time, these patriotic parties will
come together and exchange experiences. It may be the start of something
big. Something that might change the map of Europe for decades to come.
It might also be Europe's last chance.

This December a conference will take place in Jerusalem. Thanks to
Professor Aryeh El dad, a member of the Knesset, we will be able to watch
Fitna in the Knesset building and discuss the jihad. We are organizing
this event in Israel to emphasis e the fact that we are all in the same
boat together, and that Israel is part of our common heritage. Those
attending will be a select audience. No racist organizations will be
allowed. And we will only admit parties that are solidly democratic.

This conference will be the start of an Alliance of European patriots.
This Alliance will serve as the backbone for all organizations and
political parties that oppose jihad and Islamization. For this Alliance
I seek your support. This endeavor may be crucial to America and to the
West. America may hold fast to the dream that, thanks to its location,
it is safe from jihad and shaira. But seven years ago to the day, there
was still smoke rising from ground zero, following the attacks that
forever shattered that dream. Yet there is a danger, an even greater
danger than terrorist attacks, the scenario of America as the last man
standing. The lights may go out in Europe faster than you can imagine.
An Islamic Europe means a Europe without freedom and democracy, an
economic wasteland, an intellectual nightmare, and a loss of military
might for America - as its allies will turn into enemies, enemies with
atomic bombs. With an Islamic Europe, it would be up to
America alone to preserve the heritage of Rome, Athens and Jerusalem.

Dear friends, liberty is the most precious of gifts. My generation
never had to fight for this freedom, it was offered to us on a silver
platter, by people who fought for it with their lives. All throughout
Europe American cemeteries remind us of the young boys who never made it home, and whose memory we cherish. My generation does not own this
freedom; we are merely its custodians. We can only hand over this hard
won liberty to Europe's children in the same state in which it was
offered to us. We cannot strike a deal with mullahs and imams. Future
generations would never forgive us. We cannot squander our liberties. We
simply do not have the right to do so. This is not the first time our
civilization is under threat. We have seen dangers before. We have been
betrayed by our elites before. They have sided with our enemies before.
And yet, then, freedom prevailed. These are not times in which to take
lessons from appeasement, capitulation, giving away, giving up or giving in. These are not times in which to draw lessons from Mr. Chamberlain. These are times calling us to draw lessons from Mr. Churchill and the words he spoke in 1942: 'Never give in, never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy'.


Thursday March 10, 2011
TopTen Thoughts to Ponder

I'm tired of bitching so here is something to laugh at.

Number 10
Life is sexually transmitted.

Number 9
Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

Number 8
Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny.  If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich .

Number 7
Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day, teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.

Number 6
Some people are like a Slinky ...
not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

Number 5
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals, dying of nothing.

Number 4
All of us could take a lesson from the weather.  It pays no attention to criticism.

Number 3
Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200.00, and a substantial tax cut saves you $30.00?

Number 2
In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird.
Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

And The Number 1 Thought
Life is like a jar of Jalapeno peppers; what you do today, might burn your butt tomorrow.

- - - and as someone recently said to me: " Don 't worry about old age; it doesn't last long."


Thursday March 10, 2011
Italian President fro Jersey

Click on the link below to watch the video and have a laugh. I thought, being Italian, that this was funny, so watch it or I'll have to find some other depressing crap to write about.

http://www.thestarlite.ca/videos/ItalianPresident.wmv

Italian President would get things done...don't ask how.


Thursday March 10, 2011
TRUTHFUL DEFINITION

There is an annual contest at Texas A&M University calling for the most
Appropriate definition of a contemporary term.

This year's term was:  "Political Correctness."
 
The winner wrote:
 
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical
minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece
of shit by the clean end. "


Thursday March 10, 2011
This is for TRUE ITALIANS

Being Italian, I found this material so true. i miss it but my tummy is a reminder of the good ol' days. Don't treat this as an insult to anyone; it is just funny

and sometimes true.

Hope you enjoy this :

E y e - T a l i a n       

Why do Italians hate Jehovah's Witnesses?
Because Italians hate all witnesses.

Do you know why most men from Italy are named Tony?
On the boat over to America they put a sticker on them that said TO NY (To New York )
(PERSONAL NOTE FROM VINNIE. When I arrived in Canada at 3 years of age customs made my parents change my name to Vincent because they

were of the opinion that I would be laughed at if I kept my real name. So I was named officially after my Grandfather since my parents did not want me to

be ridiculed in our new home. Yes immigrants wanted to blend in back then. The only hint you will get as to my real name is that there was a member of

the original Mickey Mouse Club television show with the same name. Yup you will have to look that one up.)

You know you're Italian when . . . . You can bench press 325 pounds.
Shave twice a day and still cry when your mother yells at you.

You carry your lunch in a produce bag because you can't fit two cappicola sandwiches, 4 oranges, 2 bananas and pizzelles into a regular lunch bag.

Your mechanic, plumber, electrician, accountant, travel agent and lawyer are all your cousins.

You have at least 5 cousins living in the same town or on the same block.
All five of those cousins are named after your grandfather or grandmother.

You are on a first name basis with at least 8 banquet hall owners

You only get one good shave from a disposable razor.

If someone in your family grows beyond 5' 9", it is presumed his Mother had an affair.

There were more than 28 people in your bridal party.

You netted more than $50,000 on your first communion.
(PERSONAL NOTE FROM VINNIE. Hey I never netted that much. I remember that my godfather gave me a watch for my Confirmation. I will always

remember him because he was sad that he could only afford the watch he gave me. It was swiss made and gold plated and it was a beautiful watch. He

said that he wished he could give me more, but you know he was wrong. He gave me a watch that was fantastic. It is still a functioning watch to this day.

Now, about 14 years ago I bought a $900 Gucci watch. It went in for repairs a month later....it went in for repair a month after that...it worked for about a

few months and went in for repair...it worked for a while and stopped again...I put it away and gave up on it. My confirmation watch still works and it only

cost $50 which was a hell of a lot of money for a watch at the time. You know why it still works? It was made in Italy. E basta).

And you REALLY, REALLY know you're Italian when . . . .

Your grandfather had a fig tree.

You eat Sunday dinner at 2:00.

Christmas Eve . . . only fish.

Your mom's meatballs are the best.
(PERSONAL NOTE FROM VINNIE. Yeah and my mom finally gave me her secret...and I ain't tellin' you guys.)

You've been hit with a wooden spoon or had a shoe thrown at you.

Clear plastic covers on all the furniture.
(PERSONAL NOTE FROM VINNIE. Oh I hated those covers....they always stick to you)

You know how to pronounce "manicotti" and "mozzarella."

You fight over whether it's called "sauce" or "gravy."

You've called someone a "mamaluke."

And you understand "bada bing".


Thursday March 10, 2011
Sobering Video on Population Demographics...we is in trouble folks

Click on the link below to watch the video and draw your own scary conclusions.

http://www.thestarlite.ca/videos/Sobering_Video_demographic_problem_.wmv

Unrecoverable birth rates

I remember in the 1970's and 1980's the United Nation was calling for the world to cut down its birth rate otherwise we would not be able to sustain ourselves in the decades ahead. Western and European cultures took it to heart and cut down the birth rate. Even China went along with this. Unfortunately no one seems to have told Middle Eastern people this fact. While we cut down the rate of birth we were slowly killing our culture, our way of life and we needed immigration to sustain our work force and build our tax base. Now our population increases depend on Muslims as they slowly become the most populace religion and race on the face of the Earth. I guess they were right all along and God is on their side. Like I've said before the strong will survive and since we seem to be the intellectually weak and failed to see the signs around us, we will pay the price. Keep in mind though that in many centuries to come the Western and European people will be the ones having the babies because that will be all we can do so we may once again see ourselves as the largest population. In the meantime, guys, learn to grow a beard and ladies start picking out your head scarf and learn how to obey your husband and become a slave.... oops... excuse me a second class citizen. You have been warned. Damn it will be good to be born a male.


Thursday March 10, 2011
An Alarming video every Westerner should see

http://www.tangle.com/view_video.php?viewkey=0861ff3eabea1ceb73e4

ABOUT THIS VIDEO
Anyone (like Barack Obama) entertaining ideas of western democracies establishing friendly relations with the radicals of the Islamic world should watch this video. While watching the inflammatory rhetoric of the speaker, remember that this is not a Jihadists. I was interested in what the guy says about how the Koran says that Allah wants the Muslims to hate Jews for all eternity. Have these guys ever wondered why Allah does not just eliminate Jews after all he is all powerful and really does not need the Muslims to do His job for him. If Allah (God) hated the Jews so much why did he just not eliminate them centuries ago? Could these radical Muslims be misunderstanding the Koran? Probably, since in all religious text it is possible to decipher any comment your own way, to suit your warped and slanted view of the world. Which still goes to my belief that all religion should be banned for the greater good of the world; not that that will happen in our lifetimes because we wimpy, so called intellectual people need some superiour being to blame all our problems on. It's just the way we are, right or wrong.


Thursday March 10, 2011
5 reasons Facebook is an anti-social network

I said earlier in one of my other entries that FACEBOOK is the single most dangerous site on the internet. So further to that here is an article from IT BUSINESS.

"If you really stop to think about it, Facebook isn't really keeping us better connected to most people. Here are five reasons why.
 
E-mail, it seems, has become yesterday's news. While checking e-mail used to be our primary reason for going online, we now devote more of our online time to surfing social networks, according to new numbers from Nielsen.

We spend 23 percent of our online time surfing around social networks like Facebook, while we only spend 8.3 percent of that time checking e-mail.


That news isn't necessarily surprising to me: I can spend 10 minutes on Facebook and get caught up on the activities of 25 different people, while spending that same 10 minutes on e-mail would allow me to delete a lot of useless junk mail and maybe read an actual message or two.

But, if I really stop to think about it, Facebook isn't really keeping me better connected to most people. Here are five reasons why.

Quality versus Quantity

Sure, some of the interactions I have on Facebook are what I would call quality. This morning alone, I saw new pictures of my niece and nephew and made plans to visit my sister-in-law. But I also spent some time looking at pictures of someone I barely knew in high school. We haven't seen each other since graduation, and -- let's face it -- we weren't even that close back then. But we're Facebook friends and she posted new family pictures, so I took a look. I also saw a daily update on wedding plans posted by another Facebook friend; this one a casual acquaintance who I might not even recognize if I ever did see her in person. But I now know that she jogged five miles this morning in hopes of fitting into her wedding dress when her big day arrives this fall.

Am I more in touch with these people because of the information they shared on Facebook? Maybe. But maybe I would be more in touch with the people I really care about if I spent that time communicating directly with them, instead of reading updates posted by people who are little more than strangers.

It's Passive, Not Active

That brings me to my second point about Facebook: much of what we do on the site is passive, especially in terms of communicating. I can read status updates and look at pictures -- even those posted by close friends -- and feel as though I am in touch with them. I know, for example, that one of my good friends is sore from her yoga class last night, and I know that my niece and nephew had a great time at an amusement park. But I never asked my friend about her yoga class specifically, or talked to my brother about his trip to New Hampshire, and chances are, I never will. Facebook lets me take in a lot of information on the surface, but wouldn't I be a better friend (and a better aunt) if I actually spent that time communicating directly with people instead?

Everyone Is On Facebook ... Except for Those Two People Who Aren't

Nielsen is exactly right: the more time I spend on Facebook, the less time I spend on e-mail. And while it may seem that the whole world is on Facebook, that's not exactly true. In my closest circle of friends, there are two or three people who refuse to join.

And those people often find themselves excluded from conversations shared by the rest of us. Everyone who is on Facebook will start talking about information or photos we've seen posted on the site, and will talk about them as if they were common knowledge. Which they are to us...but not to the people who aren't on the site. So Facebook has created something of a social divide between the people who are on there, and those who aren't.


We Share The Same Level of Intimacy With Everyone

We all know that Facebook has had more than its share of privacy problems, and I'm not interested in debating them here. Everyone takes a different tactic toward handling them: some people (like my friends mentioned above) refuse to join the site, while others have abandoned ship. I know that Facebook offers some granular controls that allow me to adjust who sees what info I post and when.

And though I have adjusted my privacy settings, I still treat Facebook as if everything I put up there is for public consumption. I never post anything -- a status update or a photo or a link --- that I wouldn't want my boss or a prospective employer to see. That means that my work contacts and closest friends get the same treatment, and the same semi-sanitized look at my life. Over e-mail, of course, this isn't the case: I can share real opinions and communicate more honestly, as I would face-to-face.


What about Face-to-Face Time?

Nielsen's study tracks the time we spend on Facebook instead of on e-mail or surfing news Web sites. What it doesn't track is the time we spend on Facebook instead of talking with people face-to-face.

While the time we spend on social networks can help us keep track of friends who live far away, it can also detract from the time we should actually be spending with people who live nearby ... and in some cases, in the same house. My husband is a new convert to Facebook and we haven't become the couple who communicates through Facebook posts ... at least not yet! But I can see how it would be an easy trap to stumble into, and it's one that I'll work to avoid.

I'm not completely down on Facebook. I do often feel like the 25 minutes I spend on Facebook are more fruitful than an hour spent on e-mail, and I love the ability to stay connected to friends and family who live far away. But I'm not fooling myself into thinking that time spent on Facebook is quality communication time."

Okay, I hoped this was enjoyable. Let me know what you think.


Thursday March 10, 2011
PERFECT AIRPORT SECURITY SOLUTION

I received this interesting email about airport security. This was sent out to address the controversy over full body scanners at airports. I liked it and in a stupid way it sure makes sense. When checking in at the airport you would be sent into a thick lead lined room that would send out signals to detonate any explosive device on your person. This eliminates racial profiling, expensive security, long drawn out trials and no dead people on airplanes.
This was sent out as humour, I figure, but still it makes sense in a way and I doubt if any innocent passengers would complain if bombers were disposed of this way.
Of course hijackers with hidden weapons might still commandeer planes but at least there is a chance of survival with that, but certainly not with explosives. Oh well, wishful thinking.

Thursday March 10, 2011
Canadian government hit by foreign hackers

From ITWorldCanada comes the following...

"Treasury Board confirms there have been attempts to access the network, leading to major Internet restrictions for public sector employees.
Malicious hackers who may be based in China managed to fool Canadian federal IT staff into providing access to government computers, leading to severe Internet restrictions at Treasury Board and the Finance Department, CBC News reported late Wednesday.
Although the government has so far offered little information on the breach, CBC said the attack first surfaced in January and cut off Internet access for thousands of public servants, although service has slowly been returning to normal. There has been no confirmation so far that Canadians’ personal information has been compromised or lost.

In what the CBC described as an “executive spear-phishing” attempt, hackers used bogus e-mails to pass themselves off as senior executives to IT staff at the two federal departments and request passwords, while other staff received e-mails with virus-laden attachments.

In response to media reports, Treasury Board issued a brief statement admitting it had detected an "unauthorized attempt to access its networks,” but provided no more details. “Employee access to the Internet has been limited for the time being,” said spokesman Jay Denny.

The Toronto Star said former federal chief information officer and Treasury Board secretary Michelle d’Auray has asked staff for a list of Web sites they believe are essential to their jobs.

Sources told the CBC it is not certain that the cyber-attackers are Chinese. Servers based in China may simply have been used to route the attacks from elsewhere. Chinese officials immediately denied any connections to the attacks.

"The allegation that the Chinese government supports Internet hacking is groundless," foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu told reporters during a regular briefing, according to the Hindustan Times. “The Chinese government attaches importance to the safety of computer networks and asks computer and Internet users to abide by laws and regulations.”
 
For years, Auditor-General Sheila Fraser has been warning about "flaws in the system" that could potentially put federal government IT infrastructure at risk. More recently, groups like CATA Alliance have been calling for Canada to follow the lead of the United States in appointing a Cyber-Security Coordinator to ensure a unified response to IT security incidents, build partnerships between government agencies, encourage new technologies and raise awareness of security issues.
 
Although earlier reports had suggested the attacks were in part discovered through Citizen Lab, the interdisciplinary laboratory based at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs, the organization posted on Twitter that it was not involved in investigating the incident. "

This is a surprise???
People wonder why I will not pay my bills online. I hated to tell you, as if you didn't already know it......THE INTERNET IS NOT SAFE...it never was and never will be because no matter how much security we put into servers and computers, there will always be someone who comes along and be smart enough to break into the work of others. The internet, as they say is the new wild west, only it will never be tamed or subjugated into submission. Even when countries try to shut it down it always seems to fail and the messages still get out, one way or the other.
Secrets do not remain secrets on the internet, look at Wikileaks, look at how a virus was injected into the Iranian nuclear facilities to have equipment destroy itself, and do you think it is safe?

Look at Facebook, the single most dangerous site on the internet. People get hired and fired because of what is said on it. Criminals use it to break into your homes. The police use it to track your goings on. The tax people check you out on it just like bill collector's do and many of these so called friends end up sending you spam. Everyone wants to be your friend on Facebook, but for their purposes and benefit and not yours.
Internet security, what a laugh. You are only safe for a time until a good enough hacker figures you to be his next target.


Thursday March 10, 2011
METERED INTERNET USUAGE SUCKS

The CRTC has to be forced to stop bowing to large corporate interests who just want to gouge us. Sooner or later the Canadian pocketbook will collapse if we allow corporations to keep doing this to us. Metered Internet Usage is ridiculous and will curtail much usage of the internet. These companies promote the use of the internet for everything from streaming movies to buying everything online and then once they have us hooked on their internet drug they raise prices because they know we are hooked. Does this seem familiar to you? The corner drug dealer gives you freebies and low priced drugs until they know you are good and hooked and then POW the prices fly sky-high. I guess the drug dealers....oops; sorry the corporate internet providers learned their lessons well. They seem to have understood how drug dealers operate and I guess they realized that they got us good and hooked on their drugs of cell phones, internet business and internet entertainment and now, pow...they hit us where it hurts, make us pay exorbitant prices for our internet drug habit. Nice isn't it, all legal just like loan sharking credit card companies.
Hmmmm! Time to think like Egypt and maybe head out into the streets, what do you think?

Thursday March 10, 2011
GLOBALIVE (WIND MOBILE) PROBLEM

I don't usually get involved in commenting on cell phone companies. I just figure we're going to continually get jammed up the butt by corporate greed, so I just don't bother. It's like trying to get upset over gas prices, we won't win no matter what we say or do. When we finally get electric cars then the prices will drop in North America at least. In the meantime, well, what are you going to do? Now back to WINDMOBILE. You can bet your booties that Roger's TELUS and Bell will do everything they can to stop Globalive.

You see WINDMOBILE has at the present time possibly the best deal along with FIDO, for mobile phone packages. Their prices are low enough to force the big three to cut prices and they don't like that. Remember these are the big three who are trying to shaft we, the internet users by trying to force metered internet usage on the Canadian public that would set us back at least 15 years, not to mention it would eliminate competition from NETFLIX and others of their ilk. The big three not only dominate the phone market, they also dominate phone services and television stations. Hell, let's face it they would rule the world if we let them.

Look, I do not believe in foreign owners of anything in Canada, let alone anything that has to do with communication and entertainment. The government believes that Globalive has enough Canadian control to make it a domestically owned company. Well, it does not seem to be true since because it has significant investment from Egyptian-based Orascom Telecom Management that raised questions about whether it was Canadian-controlled. If the Egyptian company does have controlling interest then the big three could win out. Industry Minister Tony Clement, should just settle the problem by insisting that the Globalive shows that Orascom does not have controlling shares in the company. If it does, then force Orascom to divest itself of those shares to the Canadian shareholders and keep WINDMOBILE alive.

Of course all this is probably a moot point since the company chairman and controlling shareholder is Canadian, Anthony Lacavera. Wind is Canadian-controlled, he insists. And while Orascom wants to protect its investment, he said it doesn’t hold a veto over decisions.

Orascom is a minority shareholder. However, combined with its non-voting shares Orascom still holds 65 per cent of the startup’s equity. It also holds almost all of Wind’s debt, its brand name and a technical services contract. As a result the CRTC concluded in October, 2009 that while Lacavera and his partners have majority ownership, Orascom controls the startup.

We need more phone companies in this country to force prices down to reasonable, manageable prices for the consumer. The CRTC should recognize this and not fall into the evil grip of the big three.

I am a TELUS customer and have been since before TELUS bought out the original company Clearnet. They used to be reasonable but when you see the prices that WINDMOBILE is offering you can bet I will be negotiating with TELUS to meet WINDMOBILE prices or I will be changing carriers. Maybe if you all let it be known to your carrier that you intend to change, then maybe they will consider lowering their prices. Let us hope that WINDMOBILE survives because it will help our pocketbook.


Thursday March 10, 2011
HE'S BACK DEFENDING WOMEN

Coulson speaks up about the disrespect that fundamental Islam has against women.

http://dotsub.com/media/b5ee5ada-5b37-4b0b-9916-e0896337ec4b/e/m


Thursday March 10, 2011
LET ME SEE IF I GOT THIS RIGHT

IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR.

IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY.

IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT.

IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE JAILED.

IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN.

IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED.

IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT.

IF YOU CROSS THE CANADIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET
    * A JOB,
    * A DRIVERS LICENSE,
    * SOCIAL SECURITY CARD,
    * WELFARE,
    * FOOD STAMPS,
    * CREDIT CARDS,
    * SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE,
    * FREE EDUCATION,
    * FREE HEALTH CARE,
    * BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR  LANGUAGE
    * THE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRY'S FLAG WHILE YOU PROTEST THAT YOU DON'T GET ENOUGH RESPECT
 

     I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I HAD A FIRM  GRASP ON THE SITUATION.

Hey how come when my parents brought me here from Italy we never got all this neat stuff. I don't know of any after the war immigrants who got sh*t.
Man, someone sure got carried away with the benefits. No wonder everyone tries to come to Canada.


Thursday March 10, 2011
REAL CANADIANS SHOULD WAVE ONLY OUR FLAG

When my parents brought me over from Italy I had just turned 3 years old. My father had come here and worked his ass off to make enough money to bring us to Canada to get away from the poor life in Italy and in Europe of the time. He went to work on the railroad, cleaning snow on tracks in horrible weather and fixing tracks staying away from us for weeks at a time. He never asked for a government handout and really you couldn't get them anyway. He worked for what he got and gave us a good life. He gave my sisters and brother and myself a chance at a good life in this great country. We put up with insults from a lot of people back then but we quickly learned the language and the Canadian way. Nobody coddled us. We certainly didn't go around threatening the country we lived in with our way of life or our religion. We would not have burned our new flag for any reason. We never waved the Italian flag except at soccer time. We were Canadians. If there was ever a war that would involve us with our mother country I can be pretty certain that we would be defending Canada and not Italy or Germany or Russia et cetra.
Today is a different story, a story I am ashamed of as a Canadian. We coddle our new immigrants and let them run roughshod over way of life. We give hem everything and they take advantage of our good nature and out system; then they try to use it against us. They do  not want to learn to be a citizen of Canada, instead they want to bring their country to Canada. They want to make us into their likeness. What the hell has happened?

Congratulations have to go out fro once to  our fellow Canadians in Quebec who had the courage and conviction to exhibit their common sense in officially banning the hijab for certain transactions where identity is mandatory and the banning of the kirpan in the government buildings.... It's a start. It's a privilege to be allowed to immigrate and to live in this country....not a right. When this hit the e-news a few weeks ago, there was overwhelming support by the readers who AGREED with Quebec 's action. I received a letter which I want to share, that says things nicely. Read away.

"So many letter writers have explained how this land is made up of immigrants. Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people why today's Canadian is not willing to accept the new kind of immigrant any longer.

Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to Canada,  people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in Halifax and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new Canadian households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.  They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new and better life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture.

Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labour laws to protect them. All they had were the skills, craftsmanship and desire they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.

Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out.  Canadians fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany, Italy, France, Japan, China, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Sweden, Poland and so many other places. None of these first generation Canadians ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Canadians fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of  Japan. They were defending the Freedom as one people. When we liberated France , no one in those villages was looking for the Ukrainian-Canadian or the German-Canadian or the Irish-Canadian. The people of France saw only Canadians. 

And we carried one flag that represented our country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be a Canadian. They stirred the melting pot into one red and white bowl. 

And here we are in 2011 with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes a Canadian passport and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I'm sorry, that's not what being a Canadian is all about. Canadians have been very open-hearted and open-minded regarding immigrants, whether they were fleeing poverty, dictatorship, persecution, or whatever else makes us think of those aforementioned immigrants who truly did ADOPT our country, and our flag and our morals and our customs, and left their wars, hatred, and divisions behind. I believe that the immigrants who landed in Canada in the early 1900s deserve better than that for the toil, hard work and sacrifice those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags, fighting foreign battles on our soil, making Canadians change to suit their religions and cultures, and wanting to change our countries fabric by claiming discrimination when we do not give in to their demands.

Its about time we get real and stand up for our forefathers rights, we are CANADIAN Lest we forget it I am a Native of this Country & proud of it!

NO MORE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

NO MORE not saying CHRISTMAS in stores and our schools! "

I go along with most of the thoughts of the letter but I do want to comment that most immigrants are not the problem when it comes to political correctness and this not saying Christmas crap. This is not their doing this is the doing of idiot Canadians who feel we have to avoid saying these things because we may hurt their feelings. What a load of bull dung. All Jewish and Muslim people I know all wish me a merry Christmas and have never complained about any of this. The problem once again are those politically correct idiots who try to make us believe we will offend another religion. Let's state the obvious, shall we. These PC nuts try to hoist this pile of manure on us because they do not want to say these things themselves because they are probably not religious or are just plain Scrooges themselves. They just hide this behind political correctness to suit their needs. Time to tell them to take a flying f#*k. 'Nuff said....for now.


Wednesday October 27, 2010
Religious demands rise in French state schools: study

This speaks for itself...an article to read to help educate you to the changes coming to North American children and grandchildren. We will lose and they will win. If you are not sure what to believe ask the natives of North America about what happened when Europeans migrated to the new world and you will easily understand what is happening slowly but surely. Read this article below.....

PARIS (Reuters) – Muslim pupils and parents in France are increasingly making religious demands on the state school system that teachers should rebuff by explaining the country's secular principles, according to an official report.

The High Council for Integration (HCI) reported growing problems with pupils of immigrant backgrounds who object to courses about the Holocaust, the Crusades or evolution, demand halal meals and "reject French culture and its values."

"It is becoming difficult for teachers to resist religious pressures," said the report, published in draft form by the newspaper Journal du Dimanche over the weekend. The final report will be presented to the government next month.

"We should now reaffirm secularism and train teachers how to deal with specific problems linked to the respect for this principle," it said.

France's strict separation of church and state relegates religion to the private sphere, an approach challenged by a growing Islamic identity among some of the five million Muslims in the country's 65 million population.

HCI President Patrick Gaubert told the newspaper his agency decided to study how pupils from immigrant backgrounds adapted to the state school system because "this is at the heart of the challenges that French society must face."

The report, which studied a wide range of issues faced by pupils of immigrant backgrounds, gave no figures for the extent of problems linked to religion but said they came up so often in the hearings the HCI conducted that they merited attention.

REFUSING CLASSES, DEMANDING HALAL

Teachers often faced objections when they taught courses about world religions, the Holocaust or France's war in Algeria, or discussed events related to Israel and the Palestinians or American military actions in Muslim countries, the study said.

"Teachers regularly find that Muslim parents refuse to have their children learn about Christianity," it said. "Some think it amounts to evangelization."

"Anti-Semitism ... surfaces during courses about the Holocaust, such as inappropriate jokes and refusals to watch films" about Nazi concentration camps, it said. "Tensions often come from pupils who identify themselves as Muslims."

Teachers found they could discuss the transatlantic slave trade but met criticism from pupils when they brought up the history of slavery within Africa or in the Middle East.

Reflecting the promotion of anti-Darwinist thinking in Muslim countries, "evolution is challenged by pupils who posit divine or creationist action without any argument for it."

In some areas with large immigrant populations, many pupils shun school cafeterias for religious reasons, even though most offer alternative dishes when pork is on the menu.

"Demand for halal menus is strong, even for the very young in public creches," it said. "In some cities, there are petitions for halal -- and sometimes kosher -- meals."

The report stressed the state could allow alternatives to pork but could not allow halal or kosher meals because the price for ritually slaughtered meat included a tax paid to religious organizations that certify the food was properly prepared.

"The school cannot, in this sense, participate in the religious education of its pupils or conform to principles that it does not recognize," the report said.

France allows private religious schools and the number of Jewish schools has risen in recent years. There are few Muslim schools and most parents would have difficulty paying tuition.

PHILOSOPHICAL UPHEAVAL

During Ramadan, some Muslim pupils harass others who don't observe the annual daytime fast, it said. Boys who identify themselves as Muslims and reject French values harass girls who do well in class as "collaborators" with the "dirty French."

Some girls ask to be excused from gymnasium or pool sessions because they are not supposed to mix with boys, it added.

The report said French schools must insist on co-education, equal rights and mutual respect. "Being a French citizen means accepting challenges to one's opinions ... this is the price to pay for the freedom of opinion and expression.

"Must we recall that the crime of blasphemy has not existed in France since the French Revolution?" it asked.

"The principle of secularism leads to a profound gelatinization of religion. This is a philosophical upheaval that religions only consent to with difficulty," it said.


Wednesday October 27, 2010
Happy Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN from yours truly and some friends (I'm wearing the white hair)


Saturday September 18, 2010
Amazing feat

It is an an amazing feat putting on THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. The co-ordination and planning is incredible. When you see all the workers and volunteers making everything move along smoothly you can easily be awestruck. Considering all the films, the galas, the actors and every little minute detal that has to be planned, it is simply freaking amazing more things don't go wrong. Believe me when you are behind the curtain and you see all the problems that arise and how quickly every body goes into motion to solve problems and make sure films and people are where they are supposed to be you can really be amazed and stupified all at the same time.

Congratulations to all the TIFF staff for another great festival. Job well down. 


Saturday September 18, 2010
First Gala

You know what is really a tense situation? Showing a movie at a gala presentation at TIFF. When you have 1500 people and the actors from the movie that you are going to show are there to be entertained it can be really, really tense because so many things can go wrong. You want a perfect show and until you start and everything works properly and you haven't screwed anything up your heart won't stop pounding. When everything goes good and your projector is running smooth you let out such a sigh of relief.

When you go to one of these things remember there are people putting on these shows and they are sweating it out until the show starts and everything goes perfect. When something goes wrong don't get upset, br patient an kind while they fix things, they will appreciate it.

Tonight I screened the EVA MENDEZ and SAM WORTHINGTON movie LAST NIGHT and when they came out on stage the pressure can get really hard. You don't want to screw up in front of the talent. I am happy to say I made it through the night and I earned my stiff drink afterwards.


Friday September 17, 2010
Laugh for tonight

Come on this is funny!! I howled!

Just hought I would share.


Friday September 17, 2010
Toronto International Film Festival

Help!! After working at the Toronto Internatonal Film Festival for nine days and two to go you can get pretty tired. I really wanted to meet Clint Eastwood but that bombed out. Oh well maybe another year.

I have seen some really good films. When they become available you have to catch BUNRAKU (great film), CONFESSIONS (superb), COLD FISH (terrifying great), RED NIGHTS (slick and fun) and some others are AS IF I AM NOT THERE, DEEP IN THE WOODS, HEREAFTER and LOPE.

Most these will probavly show in art houses and some in regular theatres. Catch some; you'll enjoy them. Have I ever lied to you.

Okay I have to get some sleep, I get to work at the Elgin Theatre tomorrow, cool. It is a a big theatre with lots of people. Should be interesting.

Signing out from Toronna.


Wednesday March 24, 2010
Pope's brother.

Hey, how come there's all this big stink about the Pope's brother slapping some of his students when he taught in Germany. What's the big deal. Maybe if we had more of that today, we might not have so many really lunatic fringe students who go around shooting other kids at parties because they don't like their choice in music.

Everyone who is Catholic out there, put up your hand if you got smacked in the back of the head by a priest ot a nun. Wow, I bet thousands of hands went up. A smack sometimes helps smarten you up. The biggest mistake that the yuppie generation ( that includes yours truly) made was listening to that idiot Doctor Spock. It's all his fault that we have so many misanthropic teenagers and young people out there. Somebody should have burned all his books years ago. Yikes, that's something I don't approve of. No book burnings, okay...not a good idea...hate that idea...pretend I never said that. We could have burned him at the stake instead. Wait , okay this burning thing is getting out of hand. I know, we should have sent him back to the planet Vulcan... yeah that's it.


Wednesday March 24, 2010
Universal to drop cd prices.

Well it's about frackin' time.

Universal Music Group, the largest music company in the world, I believe has decided to cut its prices in an effort to get some market share back. Thay are cutting their prices to $10.00 or less. This is a smart move on their part. After all it is a hell of a lot cheaper to produce a cd than it was to produce vinyl records. It should never had gotten tot eh prices they did.

Now if they really want to make this $10 sale price work they should release the cd with music files and they should always include computer file or mp3 versions of the songs so people can put them on their mp3 player instead of having to rip the disks or buy the songs from Apple or heaven forbide from pirate sites. This should be on all cds, them maybe I'll buy some again.

Let's help keep those prices down by going out and buying some when the price drops.


Wednesday March 24, 2010
Health care in U.S

Well it's about time the U.S. listened to Canada nad the rest of the world and had health care for everyone. Now we don't have to help out Sara Palin and her family that used to go over the Alaska border into Canada to get free medical care. Yup this is the woman who says our health care system sucks. Her family and her used to come across and take advantage of it's polite neighbours.

Well let us see how many U.S. citizens will complain about this free heakth care they will get now. Okay, we all know it isn't free but still it will be nice for the citizenry not to die or go bankrupt while trying to get medical help. Even the Republicans will eventual see the errors of their ways, because if they think they are going to change this if they get into power again they may be in for a rude awakening.

Speaking of Sara Palin. All of those that paid $700 to go see her speak at Carmen's in April should have their heads examined. Hey I believe you have the free right to go see her and and to get your head examined. Who in their right mind would pay $1,000 to get to meet her personally and get your picture taken with her. You want to do some good with that money you're wasting on the Tina Fey lookalike... give it to a homelss shelter or a food bank; then you won't need your head examined.


Wednesday March 24, 2010
24....aaaarrrghh!!!

Anyone else out there thinks that the television 24 has jumped the shark??

After watching this past weeks episode, once again we find that CTU has another mole in its midst. You know every single year there has been a traitor in the CTU ranks. Holy moley Captain America... CTU has the world's worst screening protocols. How the hell does a character who obviously has a criminal record become a CTU agent.

24 seems to depend on traitors in CTU... the presidents office and every other department they can think of. It's amazing the the entire U.S popuation isn't a traitor. Okay it's time for the show to end. Yes folks it seems that this is the last year. I guess they could no longer come up with new story lines that didn't involve traitors within trusted organizations.. What ever happened to good stories like they had on THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. .


Monday March 15, 2010
The Islamic Antichrist

I read this and thought I'd pass it on...take it as you want...me I hold very little credence in the stories of the Anti-Christ...hard to accept if I believe in a good, great and loving God!!!

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The Islamic Antichrist: By Joel Richardson. BUY IT NOW @ http://shop.wnd.com

Ayatollah sees global Islamic 'Mahdi' army
Calls for Muslim nations to unite militarily under messianic figure

The Islamic Antichrist: The Shocking Truth about the Real Nature of the Beast
WASHINGTON � Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei yesterday called on Muslim nations around the world to unite militarily in response to the imminent coming of Islam's messianic savior � the Mahdi.

Khamenei, through his spokesman Ali Saeedi, specifically beckoned the nations of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan and Afghanistan to join together with Iran in preparation for the Mahdi's soon coming.

The purpose of uniting now, a report in Al Arabiya explained, is to fight Israel and the U.S. � seen as the two greatest obstacles to the coming of the Mahdi and the age of Islamic "justice" that would ensue.

"We have to train honest forces that can stop the obstacles that may hinder the coming of the Mahdi like the United States and Israel," Saeedi stated. Saeedi also emphasized that the Iranian revolutionary guard possessed a special religious authority to prepare the way for the Mahdi.

Iran also recently concluded its fifth Annual Conference on Mahdism doctrine in the Iranian city of Qom, from which Shi'a Muslims believe the Mahdi will emerge.


"While the belief in the Mahdi has been widely held by Shi'a Muslims, it has taken on a dramatically more political tone in recent years since the election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad," explains Joel Richardson, author of a new book called "The Islamic Antichrist," which hypothesizes that Islam's prophesied Mahdi is one and the same as the Bible's Antichrist.

According to Savyon and Y. Mansharof an Iranian scholar, "From the establishment of the Islamic Regime in 1979 to Ahmadinejad's rise to power in August 2005, Mahdism had been a religious doctrine and a tradition that had no political manifestation. The political system operated independently of this messianic belief and of the anticipation of the return of the Mahdi. It was only with Ahmadinejad's presidency that this religious doctrine has become a political philosophy and taken a central place in politics."

Mahdism is now increasingly being used as a political tool by appealing to the religious and nationalistic tendencies of various Muslims groups. This particular call for Islamic unity stands out because of its pan-Islamic, cross-sectarian appeal.

While many have assumed that the marked rise in fervor and devotion in recent years in Iran was primarily due to the influence of Ahmadinejad, this statement reveals that Mahdist devotion is also held quite fervently by Ayatollah Khamenei as well.

According to Al-Arabiya, Saeedi emphasized that obedience to the Ayatollah is the same as obedience to the Mahdi or the "guided one" � "who is the prophesied savior of Islam."

With news arriving this past week that Iran now has the capability to develop nuclear weapons, the Mahdist conference and this call for Islamic unity under the banner of the Mahdi takes on an added dimension of interest. Last year, one of the presenters at the Mahdist conference, Dr. Mariam Tabar, asserted the, "military capabilities of the future Mahdist state depend on Islamic governments in the here and now acquiring abilities to stand against the enemies of the imam [al-Mahdi]."

Opening the conference this year, was Dr. Mahdi Mostafavi, the chairman of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, who spoke against the dangers and evils of Christian Zionism. "Putting an end to the tyranny and brutality" of Zionism is one of the basic goals of Mahdism, he explained.

Dr. Mostafavi also offered a wildly distorted version of the Christian end time narrative. Claiming that Christians are making efforts to bring about the Battle of Armageddon, he stated:

"In order to make this war happen they consider brutality, war and violence allowed and in their propaganda, they ask Christians and especially soldiers to create a situation for Jesus to reappear. These soldiers would be considered martyrs if they are killed in this way and would be in the circle of Messiah's Twelve disciples," Dr. Mostfavi explained.

"These evangelists try to reinforce their belligerent notion ideologically even by mentioning verses from Gospel. They start war in Afghanistan and Iraq, torture prisoners of war in detention camps like Abu Ghraib, and spread their doctrines throughout the whole world."

While the Christian narrative of the return of Jesus is one where Christians passively await a savior to deliver them from an aggressive empire, Islamic narratives often portray Muslims as aggressively and actively pursuing Islamic world dominance, particularly over the nation of Israel.

This year, it was also announced that Iran will be establishing a University of Mahdism to train theologians and politicians, according to Richardson, who has been assembling details of the recent conference.

One speaker at the conference, Abdollah Adam Gaya from Nigeria, spoke about the need to export Mahdism to the West:

"[In order] to fight against the [Western] cultural invasion against Islamic Shiite values, we must also export the Mahdism culture to the West� Imperialist powers fear the growth of that culture and therefore they are after attacking it. �"

Gaya also explained that the vehicle of Mahdism was the most effective tool to unite not only all Muslim countries, but also the whole world:

"Propagating and defining the Mahdism Culture are the most effective steps in order to establish unity among Muslim Nations of the world because not only Mesianism and Mahdism are the common grounds for understanding between all Muslims but between all religions in the world," he added.

While some Muslims have emphasized the peaceful nature of the Mahdi's reign, many in Iran obviously disagree.

Adnan Oktar, a prominent Turkish intellectual and Sunni author has repeatedly emphasized that under the Mahdi; no blood will be shed, guns and weapons will be eliminated and any traditions which infer anything different are unreliable.

Others however have a very different view. In His work Imam al-Mahdi, the Just Leader of Humanity, Ayatollah Ibrahim al Amini, professor at the Religious Learning Center at Qom affirms Larijani�s comments, when he states, "The Mahdi will offer the religion of Islam to the Jews and Christians; if they accept it they will be spared, otherwise they will be killed."

Richardson's "The Islamic Antichrist" has debuted at No. 1 on Amazon in two religious categories and held those positions for nearly two weeks.

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In "The Islamic Antichrist," Richardson, a student of Islam, exposes Western Christians to the Muslim traditions. He says most Christians have no idea of the stunning similarities between the biblical Antichrist and the "Islamic Mahdi."

Richardson's book stands in stark contrast to most other popular prophecy books of the last 40 years.

The student of the Middle East says that after decades of reading popular prophecy books and even best-selling fiction like the "Left Behind" series, millions of evangelical Christians around the world are expecting the Antichrist to emerge from a revived Roman Empire, which many have assumed is associated with the Roman Catholic Church and the European Union.

Not so, argues Richardson. His book makes the case that the biblical Antichrist is one and the same as the Quran's Muslim Mahdi.

"The Islamic Antichrist" is a book almost certain to be greeted in the Muslim world with the same enthusiasm as Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses." The author is prepared. He has written the book under a pseudonym to protect himself and his family.

"The Bible abounds with proofs that the Antichrist's empire will consist only of nations that are, today, Islamic," says Richardson. "Despite the numerous prevailing arguments for the emergence of a revived European Roman empire as the Antichrist's power base, the specific nations the Bible identifies as comprising his empire are today all Muslim."

Richardson believes the key error of many previous prophecy scholars involves the misinterpretation of a prediction by Daniel to Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel describes the rise and fall of empires of the future, leading to the endtimes. Western Christians have viewed one of those empires as Rome, when, claims Richardson, Rome never actually conquered Babylon and was thus disqualified as a possibility.

It had to be another empire that rose and fell and rose again that would lead to rule of this "man of sin," described in the Bible. That empire, he says, is the Islamic empire, which did conquer Babylon and, in fact, rules over it even today.

Many evangelical Christians believe the Bible predicts a charismatic ruler, the Antichrist, will arise in the last days, before the return of Jesus. The Quran also predicts that a man, called the Mahdi, will rise up to lead the nations, pledging to usher in an era of peace. Richardson makes the case these two men are, in fact, one in the same.


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Monday March 15, 2010
Help the poor, not the athletes.

WTF???

Here is a letter to the editor for you to read...


The Hamilton Spectator

(Mar 4, 2010)

Good old Paul Kokoski  obviously believes we should f*&k the athletes and use the money to help the poor. He isn't the only one, actually. Others believe the same thing. What silliness.

Paul, I do believe that the Olympics have become just a way for corporations to make money, but the athletes should not be blamed for this. They need our help to accomplish what they do. That doesn't mean we shouldn't feed the poor. There are social assistance programs that work reasonably well already. At least immigrants come to this country to take advantage of them often enough, so they must be viable.

Our athletes give us some time to be extra proud in ourselves as well as them, and that is not bad and never will be. His comment '...all in the service of petty nationalism'  is an ignorant thing to say. Nationalism is something that is always important; it is what we are. We should be proud of our country and the people willing to sacrifice an easy life to train very day for our countries pride. Paul, you should be ashamed of yourself for saying what you said. You insult Canada and its people. The real Canadian spirit encompasses all the attributes we embed in our society. That involves feeding the poor and helping those willing to sacrifice their time and life for the betterment of our countries pride. If you want to help the poor then feel free to do so as an advocate and by going out and physically donating your time at soup kitchens and shelters. If you do this then you will be in the same league as the athletes that sacrifice their time. I will give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you are already doing good deed.

I have many friends who donate their time to help the needy, and they never insulted this countries athletes, to feel self-righteous. Why do you? What happened to your much vaunted Christian beliefs? I guess sometimes they just go AWOL sometimes.

Re: 'Own The Podium needs firm financial footing' (March 2)

I believe the Canadian government should stop funding our Olympic athletes.

While the Olympic ideal -- what's left of it now that it has become professionalized and saturated with corrupt IOC officials, judges and athletes -- still retains a portion of its original moral lustre, there are more crucial things in life that need our immediate attention, like helping the poor and the destitute.

Vince Lombardi, former Super Bowl coach of the NFL's Green Bay Packers, spoke for a generation when he said, "Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing."

This mentality has unfortunately become a large part of today's Olympic spirit.

Canada is a nation that prides itself on the virtues of freedom and equality yet contributes to an increasingly disproportionate imbalance between the rich and the poor every time it gives a dollar to elitist athletes -- all in the service of a petty nationalism.

It's time we started creating podiums for those who often, through no fault of their own, find themselves victims of poverty, famine and illness.

This is the real Canadian spirit.


Monday March 15, 2010
Muslims hack Christians to death

Nigeria, the location of the latest of example of how religion drives people to murder and maim the innocent. Religious violence always amazes me. How do people justify the killing of humans in the name of a God we have never seen and will never see until maybe when we die? I could never understand how people who believe in God's goodness and forgiving nature could justify what they do in his name.

Usually I would use this as a way to show how dangerous the Islamic faith can be; how they attacked a Christian village and murdered innocent Christian people. This is becoming old news and saying much more about it is useless because they will continue on this path because they believe they are justified. What they don't realize is that sooner or later the tide will turn against them. Right know a good Muslim understands that as a whole most Christians have been subscribing to the idea of Christ's principles of turning the other cheek. This will change, why? Well the Christian youth of today are not really as religious as their families before them. They have been fed a constant feast of violence in video games, movies, and music and news items. They no longer abide by Christ's rules. They accept that usually if you have the gun and you have been disrespected, it is quite acceptable to shoot people or stab or maim. It goes on every day now. Sooner or later they will feel disrespected by the Islam religion and its insane terrorists and they will not be able to get to the terrorists, but they will be able to get to those that really have nothing to do with terrorism. The innocent will die and it will happen on both sides.

Political correctness and politicians are knowingly and unknowingly felicitating this future violence, by allowing the countries rules to be bent by immigrants, in search of that elusive vote. They all feel that this and other countries should felicitate the immigrants and that is the sad truth. Unfortunately that should not be the case. That is the mistake.

When most of our parents or grandparents or great grandparents left the old countries to come to the new lands of Canada and the United States, they left to get some peace and find prosperity for their families. They did not come here to mooch off of the social welfare programs, they came to work hard and they knew that they had to adapt to a new system. Sure lots of them tried to hold on to their social mores but with each succeeding generation that changed. They taught us to work hard to get ahead. What I don't remember was my father ever telling me to go on social welfare. He taught me to work hard to succeed and make something of myself just as my friends were told. Now I am Canadian and I have no real loyalty to Italy whatsoever. Canada is my home and that is the country I would defend and I would fight against Italy if it ever came to that. Italy's religious or political system does not affect me and I would never let it affect me. My father came over here after the Second World War, after the fighting with the Germans and Japanese but you know, my father never told me to hate any of those races. He accepted this was a new start for everyone now matter what and he did not want to hold over any prejudices he might have had.

Muslims, try to do the same, at least most, but unfortunately too many of them close their eyes to those from the homelands who commit these horrible crimes. They do not do enough to pull themselves away from the homelands. Too many want to bring their homeland here. They don't change easily. Maybe as the generations change the youth will change. Maybe Muslim men will grow a set of testicles and realize that their wives should not be treated the way they were back in the homelands. They should realize that here we have customs that they should adopt, otherwise why the hell come here in the first place. Do they want what they had back home? If they do then why did they come here?

They came to make a better life for themselves just like our ancestors did, but they are too afraid to change their lives by hiding behind the pages of the Koran. Hey, Christians tried the same thing for a long time and some still do, but the majority of the people realized that Church and State should be separated. Once Muslims here realize this, then, they will understand what it really means to live in the free world. Of course if they just came here to sponge off of our social welfare systems then they will not change. Too many immigrants still hold allegiance to their homelands and this has to be respected but if you do still hold that allegiance then why not go back to where your heart really belongs. One can respect that easily. I say this with no malice because I had a number of relatives that came here and they just could not adapt and returned back to Italy. I know many others who just could not let go of their life in the old countries and they returned. They understood that they could not change, and that they had little hope of changing the country to suit them. Unfortunately every day we see in the news how hard Muslims try to change us to accommodate them and our idiot politicians go along with this.

I find it incredible how bold faced Muslims can be, to insist, that they be exempted from security features in airports that were put into place because of their people, and I use the term as a generalization. They do not seem to understand why these security measures are in place. Instead of trying to find ways to circumvent these procedures they should show us that they understand the situation, caused by their homeland terrorists and accept the scrutiny just like the rest of us. Until then, why should we respect them and how can we expect the youth to respect them. Disrespect for our ways will lead to trouble eventually because political correctness is a fickle thing that changes with the whims of the wind and time. One minute we go along and the next... well you know.

Once Muslims show Canadians and Americans respect for the ways of these countries, then we can show them the same respect they would like. This will only happen when they get the strength of moral character to realize that religion is there for the people and that people are not there for religion. Using religious prejudices to accommodate getting around our ways is the wrong way, it will eventually backfire and the religious wars to come will not be pretty. Man has always fought for survival of there ways and unfortunately there will be a winner and a loser and the loser is usually the one with its head in the sand hiding from the reality of things. It's up to you to be an ostrich or to stand up for your way of life.


Sunday March 07, 2010
heh! heh!

Life sucks but you still suck at its nipple. Huh? I don't know it just sounds cool.

Sunday March 07, 2010
Oscars!!

Hey did I say this before? Well it's worth repeating...Best piicture...AVATAR! AVATAR! AVATAR. Tonight we will no for sure.


Sunday March 07, 2010
NO LIQUOR...NO LIQUOR!!

As per usual, those handy dandy li'l ol' activist Muslims are at it again.

Over in India the other day Muslims gathered in the streets pushing for a ban on liquor. They abused stores, smashed liquor bottles on the street, poured out the good stuff and chanted. You see, it seems that since Islam says, drink no alcohol, then their rules should apply to all religions.

The Islamic agenda is not always shown in big ways, but oft times it rears its ugly head in those small, seemingly insignificant ways. Politically correct people say, well they have the right to protest and that legitimizes the action but they don't look further down the line. Like Hitler who slowly and insidiously spread his ideas of hate over Germany, Muslims slowly but insidiously use our own democratic beliefs against the rest of the world. Like Prime Minister Chamberlain and the others, they legitimized Hitler’s movement by pretending to ignore the reality of the situation, until it was too late and the crap hit the fan. Politically correct citizens and vote seeking politicians publicly pretend that this threat to the world doesn't really exist; it is only in the hands of some extremists. One day the crap will hit the fan again, and we will wonder why everything happened and why politicians weren’t aware of the real threat. It will be too late.

This threat is not new in the least. When Christianity was rising to power they did things to turn the hearts and minds of the so called pagans and other religions of the time. I am sure that he Romans at the time had its soothsayers that tried to warn the public of the insidious Christian threat to their way of life and it still came anyway. Of course, the Christian religion had a positive spin on things. They didn't use outward force; they preached love and respect for fellow men. Something that most citizens of the world aspire to. They didn't go out and bomb people and blow themselves up...BUT...wait for it...they did commit suicide in a way by not fighting their enemies. They willingly sacrificed themselves in the arenas, to lions and tigers and bears, oh my. They did this for their faith and their love of God. Sound familiar, doesn't it. The only difference really between the peaceful Christian way to die and the Muslim violent way to die is just in the belief structure of the religion. The question to ask yourself is, which is the better way you want. Natural evolution of the species may very well dictate in this century and the next which religious structure will survive as the major world religion.

Sometimes when I ruminate on the fantasy part of my id, I start to accept the fact that nature sees a potential threat that may affect it and begins the process to prepare its defense for survival. Therefore the way I see it, all you politically correct idiots out there may not know it but you may be instruments of nature’s defense plan. Since Islam as it is in the Koran, is a warrior like religion (and no one could ever change my mind on this), they may be better suited to take on an intergalactic invasion that is coming and could destroy the Earth. Nature would know that it needs warriors willing to sacrifice themselves on mass for their belief and survival and so they could ward off an invasion force from the stars by sheer force of life sacrifice. Like that scenario.

Hey, you may think I'm losing the old nut (which I probably am), but at least it makes politically correct idiots, not so idiotic and they are really the important soldiers of the necessary world order change. Okay if you P.C. idiots go along with this you definitely have a screw loose.

Is it time for a world order change? Possibly it is and we may not be able to stop the force majeure that is approaching but we don't have to go the way of the Romans and other pagans without at least a little bit of resistance to our own demise. I don't think that rolling over and dying is really an option, at least without a little bit of a fight. Unfortunately, if we continue on this path we are on at this time, we as a Christian race will eventually be eliminated or reduced to a bare minimum; we will be of no importance to the world regime. True democracy will disappear, even though Islam pretends to want to go in that direction. They probably do want to drift toards democracy (see Iran) but theologians of the religion will eventually beat that idea from the head of Muslims. For the thousands of years to come the world will change until the day that someone begins a new movement and Islam gets replaced by the new young upstart in the religious race for world dominance.

Do I believe this to be true? Yes unfortunately, I do. We can change this situation of course but it needs people to fight for what they believe in and want to keep. Do nothing and Hitler’s war machine of the last century, will seem like a childs pretend battle compared to what is to come. Peace in the decades to come is not an option. You choose. You choose not for yourselves, but for you children, your grandchildren and your great grand children. What do you want for them? Is appeasement the right option or like some countries already do, we endeavour to do something to stem the rising tidal wave of radical change to the world order. At this time hardly any country is left unaffected by the Islamic tidal wave. This wave will have to be blocked or its unchecked power will cover the world with "THE ONE TRUE RELIGION".


Tuesday March 02, 2010
14 Gold..History

GOLD!!!

Great Olympics wasn't it. 14 GOLD...world record...we rock...Canada great...okay so the athletes were great. The rest of us were great at sitting with beer, wings, chips and sofas.

I certainly think we are all proud. Great work people all the money spent was worth it.

 

...And this is from NBC News about the Olympics.

  A thank you note to Canada from NBC News Anchor/Managing Editor Brian Williams

 After tonight's broadcast and after looting our hotel mini-bars, we're

Going to try to brave the blizzard and fly east to home and hearth, and to

Do laundry well into next week.

 Before we leave this thoroughly polite country, the polite thing to do is leaving behind a thank-you note.

 Thank you, Canada:

 For being such good hosts.

 For your unfailing courtesy.

 For your (mostly) beautiful weather.

 For scheduling no more than 60 percent of your float plane departures at the exact moment when I was trying to say something on television.

For not seeming to mind the occasional (or constant) good-natured mimicry of your accents.

For your unique TV commercials -- for companies like Tim Hortons -- which made us laugh and cry.

 For securing this massive event without choking security, and without publicly displaying a single automatic weapon.

 For having the best garment design and logo-wear of the games -- you've made wearing your name a cool thing to do.

 For the sportsmanship we saw most of your athletes display.

 For not honking your horns. I didn't hear one car horn in 15 days -- which also means none of my fellow New Yorkers rented cars while visiting.


Tuesday March 02, 2010
Academy Award Night on Sunday

AVATAR! AVATAR!  AVATAR! AVATAR! AVATAR! AVATAR! AVATAR! AVATAR!

best picture...yeah!!! Come on people if you haven't seen this film yet go before the Oscars on Sunday.


Tuesday March 02, 2010
Malaysia is a situation to be monitored

Want to know what happens to a country when a Muslim minority becomes a majority? Well, look no further than Malaysia. Since it got its independence from Britain after the World War II the country went from hundreds of Muslims to becoming a Muslim majority in 60 years and now the problems are beginning with intensity. Here are some articles to give you the 411.


The Canadian Press, 2010

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Religious tensions in Muslim-majority Malaysia have turned violent with firebomb attacks on three churches following a court decision that allows Christians to translate God as Allah.

"Allah is only for us," said a poster waved at one of at least two protests outside mosques in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, the Muslim holy day, hours after the churches were attacked.

Many Muslims are angry about a Dec. 31 High Court decision overturning a government ban on Roman Catholics using "Allah" for God in the Malay-language edition of their main newspaper, the Herald.

The ruling also applies to the ban's broader applications, such as Malay-language Bibles, 10,000 copies of which were recently seized by authorities because they translated God as Allah.

"We will not allow the word Allah to be inscribed in your churches," a speaker shouted over a loudspeaker at the Kampung Bahru mosque.

The Herald says its Malay edition is read mainly by Christian indigenous tribes in the remote states of Sabah and Sarawak, who speak a variety of languages but pray mostly in Malay.

But the government contends that making Allah synonymous with God may confuse Muslims and mislead them into converting to Christianity, a punishable offence in Malaysia despite a constitution that guarantees freedom of religion.

About 9 per cent of Malaysia's 28 million people are Christian, including 800,000 Catholics, most of whom are ethnic Chinese or Indian. Muslims comprise 60 per cent and most of them are Malays.

Minorities have long complained of discrimination. The government refuses to allow construction of new churches and temples, court verdicts in religious disputes usually favour Muslims, and an array of laws guarantee preferential treatment for Malays in jobs, housing and education.

"The distrust has always been there but now the minorities in Malaysia feel that they are under siege," said James Chin, who teaches political science at the Monash University in Malaysia.

The Allah ban is unusual in the Muslim world. The Arabic word is commonly used by Christians to describe God in such countries as Egypt and Syria. The confiscated Bibles came from neighbouring Indonesia, an overwhelmingly Muslim country.

"It shows Malaysia to be a backward, pagan state because God teaches freedom for everyone, and the word 'Allah' is for everyone," he said.

Since the court ruling, hateful comments and threats against Christians have been posted widely on the Internet, but the attacks in suburban Kuala Lumpur mark the first time that the Allah controversy has resulted in vandalism.

In the worst incident, the ground-floor office of the three-story Metro Tabernacle Church was gutted by a firebomb thrown by attackers on motorcycles, police said. The upstairs worship halls were undamaged.

Two other churches were attacked hours later, one suffering minor damage while the other was undamaged.

At least one other church cancelled its Friday service and locked its doors, fearing an attack.

"We never know what might happen because the situation is so tense," said the Rev. Father Paulino Miranda of the Church of Divine Mercy in Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor state.


The Canadian Press, 2010

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Vandals threw stones at a Sikh temple, adding to religious tensions over a string of attacks on churches in this Muslim-majority country, police said Wednesday.

The church attacks - since Friday eight have been hit with firebombs and one with paint - came after a court overturned a government ban and allowed a Catholic newspaper, the Herald, to use the word "Allah" to refer to God. Some of the Sikh scriptures also use the world "Allah," but that is a little-known fact outside the community.

Some 20 small stones were thrown into the compound of a gurdwara, or Sikh temple, late Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur's Sentul neighbourhood, district police chief Zakaria Pagan told The Associated Press.

He said only a mirror in the front portion of the temple, which is more than 100 years old, was damaged and there were no injuries.

The Muslim-dominated government argues "Allah" is exclusive to Islam and forbids non-Muslims from using it. The Arabic word, which predates Islam, is routinely used by Christians in other Muslim countries such as Egypt, Syria and Indonesia.

The Malaysian government ban is over the use of "Allah" only in published material and not in everyday verbal use by the country's various ethnic minorities, who form about 40 per cent of the country's 28 million people.


The Canadian Press, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A decision by Malaysian customs officials to seize 32 Bibles from a traveller is adding to complains that the Muslim-majority country is becoming less tolerant of other religions.

Custom officials at an airport in Kuala Lumpur took the Bibles from a Malaysian woman Jan. 28 on her return from the Philippines.

Rev. Hermen Shastri, general secretary of the Council of Churches of Malaysia, says she was carrying the Bibles for a study group.

The woman was told that all religious materials had to be sent to the Internal Security Ministry's publications control unit for clearance.

About 60 per cent of Malaysia's 27 million people are Muslim Malays, who have generally lived peacefully with Christians, Buddhists and Hindus in the minority Chinese and Indians communities.

But Shastri said Monday that the situation in Malaysia has been going from bad to worse.

"This either points to a concerted effort to undermine the current practice of religious tolerance, or the religious enforcement authorities have been given a free hand and they are having a field day," he said in an interview with The Associated Press.

Minorities in Malaysia have become increasingly worried that their constitutionally guaranteed right to worship is being gradually eroded.

Customs department spokesman Iskandar Jaafar denied the Bibles were confiscated because of religious intolerance.

"It's the normal procedure" to check if so many books were being imported for commercial purposes, Jaafar said, adding that the Bibles had been sent to the Internal Security Ministry for vetting.


The Canadian Press, 2008


The Canadian Press, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - An Avril Lavigne concert scheduled for later this month in Malaysia has been cancelled amid complaints that the show by the Canadian rock singer is "too sexy."

The Arts, Culture and Heritage Ministry says it had decided not to permit Lavigne's planned Aug. 29 performance because it is unsuitable for Malaysian culture.

The decision came after complaints by the youth wing of a fundamentalist opposition party, the Pan-Malaysian Islamic party.

Okay, that's enough, you get the point.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's top Islamic body has ruled against Muslims practising yoga.

In its non-binding edict, Malaysia's National Fatwa Council says yoga has elements of Hindu religion that could corrupt Muslims. Council chairman Abdul Shukor Husin says yoga involves not just physical exercise but also includes spiritual elements.

Though the council's decisions are not legally binding on Malaysia's Muslim population, many nevertheless abide by the rulings.


Tuesday March 02, 2010
Why Economic Dominance Is Shifting From the West to the East

While European and American government debt is a growing concern spiraling out of control, Asia’s economy remains remarkably resilient. China is repaying what little debt it owes while handing out credit to countries like the U.S. which has record budget deficits. Once the U.S. decides to get out of the business of world politics and acting as the world’s police department it may stop bleeding money.

Most Asian countries though hard pressed during these tough economic times still managed , except for Japan that is linked to closely to the United States. Asian countries have been more conservative in their spending and borrowing. As long as Europe and the United States takes to confront their overspending the higher and more rapid Asia’s rise will be. It is certainly time for North America and Europe to stop their spending on toys and gadgets and spend on items necessary for everyday living. How many types of television sets do we need, how many different I pods et cetra, et cetra. We owe so much money that we will never get out from under and Asia will be more than willing to keep us there. We need to rethink our credit card system and our spending in other countries. We need to start companies producing product in Canada and the United States and stopping the export of our manufacturing to Asian sweat shops. If we don’t do this we will become a Third World country working for pennies. It’s happened to other countries in the past so don’t think it will never happen here. Fix it now or pay for it later.


Tuesday March 02, 2010
Ever wondered just how big Walmart really is?

Walmart could be a country unto itself. It runs pretty efficiently, takes money from the people and gives back very little. Their stuff is mostly Chinese crap but they have good prices on medications. We hate them but we patronize their stores. On their side I believe that if enough people tell tehm they want better product they will get it. So here is some information for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2009.

Walmart's worldwide sales topped $401 billion.

*That's close to $46 million each and every hour of every day.

*That's more than the gross domestic product of Taiwan, Greece and Denmark, and double that of Romania.

*Walmart discloses its operating margin at 5.8 per cent, which totals a profit of $44,250 every minute.

*Walmart's U.S. sales tops Home Depot, Kroger, Target, Sears, Costco and K-Mart combined.

*If Walmart continues to grow at its current rate, revenues will be $3 trillion by 2020, as much as economies of France and Britain combined, and it will employ 8.2 million people.

*Walmart is already the biggest private employer in the U.S.

*Walmart develops more real estate, consumes more energy than any other American company.

*How's this for diversity? Walmart sells more dog food, disposable diapers, guns, toothpaste, CDs and diamonds than any other retailer.

*It's estimated that one-third of American shoppers visit Walmart once a week.

*In a little over a decade, the retailer went from selling no groceries to being America's No. 1 grocer.

*Industry estimates suggest that 70 per cent of merchandise has left the store before Walmart has paid its suppliers for it.

So, see why I said that Walmart can be a small country unto itself. Someday it might rule the world. Hell, if they could into the Middle East countries they would probably single handedly stop terrorism and change the mores of the people all by itself. Go for it Walmart, you seel crap but you can change the world.


Tuesday March 02, 2010
A Muslim asks: When does this stop?


The Hamilton Spectator
(Dec 5, 2009)

I received a call this morning (as I write this on Friday) from a friend asking if I saw the news about the mosque bombing in Pakistan. I was still in bed so had not read anything. (The attack yesterday in Rawalpindi killed at least 37 people and injured at least 86.)

While I was lying in bed I started thinking, "Why is this happening and when is it going to stop?"

For the past several years, almost every time I see or read about terrorist attacks, it is always someone or some group with a Muslim name or claiming to have affiliation with some sort of Muslim organization.

What the hell? The Islam that I, along with everyone else, practise has always condemned attacks on civilians and on religious institutions -- regardless of the denomination. Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him) stated that if a person or persons kills someone innocent it is as if they have killed all of humanity.

Even in time of war we Muslims have been told to protect civilians, clergy, women, children, elders. We are not even supposed to cut down trees or hurt animals. So why am I seeing what I am seeing every day about bombings, suicide attacks etc.? This is not Jihad as some of these animals claim.

I am sorry I wrote animals; not even animals would do this.

Jihad means to better one's inner self, to strive for good in society, to do what Allah/God (all mighty) has commanded us human beings to do.

The bombings and killings are not Jihad. It is cold-blooded murder.

It is time to stop all this and like-minded people throughout the world have to speak and take actions to fix this world -- especially Muslims.

It is killing me every day to read about these incidents. It makes me so angry that these groups and individuals are using the name of my religion to justify all this.

I cannot take it anymore; it is my responsibility to tell these people this is Haram (forbidden) in any religion, let alone Islam. Islam means Peace, so where is the Peace in all this? People teaching other people to commit these murderous acts will go to Hell with the people who commit these acts.

It is time now for Muslim leaders and clergy to have a hard look at what is going on in our communities. We need to teach and educate these misguided people the true meaning of Islam.

Enough is enough. We have to stop blaming others for the problems we have in Muslim countries. We have to accept some of the blame and make things right. Until we accept some responsibility for this we are never going to fix this problem.

This is not Islam, this is not the Islam I have been taught and practise.

Even now in Pakistan and other countries -- and even in Hamilton -- some believe this is part of a conspiracy by other countries to harm Islam. Well, brother and sisters, let's not blame others. Let's take a hard look in the mirror and teach the kinder gentler side of Islam to everyone.

The Islam taught by Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him) tells people to show justice, mercy and respect to others. We need to revisit HIS traditions and follow them. Many in Muslim countries are still following interpretations from imams and scholars written 1,000 years ago. Now is the time to review all of these interpretations and use what fits today's society. The great scholars in the past said things that were meant for those times -- not for these times.

Again Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him) has stated numerous times that a Fatwa (religious decree) is only good for that certain time and location. Every time and location has different circumstances. In my old country there are madressas (religious schools) on every corner where kids are learning all this hate.

The governments of Pakistan and other countries have to look at the education system and radically change the system so people can get secular education as well as religious education.

When the issue of the Danish cartoons (of the Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him) appeared, there was an uproar all over the Muslim world. Today, we see an issue of minarets in Switzerland. These are important issues but killings of innocents are what we need to protest about. We need to be loud and clear that others cannot do this in the name of our religion. We Muslims have to take the responsibility and take actions where we can fix this menace.

When my family first arrived to Hamilton in the early 1970s, my father made it a point for us to know our neighbours and be part of the Greater Hamilton society. That is what is needed now all over the world. After all we are all the same.

Please stop with the conspiracy theories; let's take actions where we can save humanity -- which includes ourselves.

Credit must be given to the local imams, and those elsewhere, who are speaking against this every so often. We need to do more, we need to change the mindset of many in our community and once again look at ourselves and see how we can fix this problem.

I truly do believe this problem can only be solved through our own Islam community, not from others who are not Muslim. No bombings or wars will solve this problem. It is only dialogue and education that can get rid of this menace. I am a proud Muslim and being proud also bring responsibility to speak out against these crimes against Humanity.

Makes sense to me. I have nothing else to say except more Muslims need to speak up and fight for what they really want now that they are in Canada. After all they came here to get away from the crap going on in the Middle East, why bring it here?


Tuesday March 02, 2010
Democratic inspiration

From an article in The Hamilton Spectator. I am leaving it as is because it speaks for itself.  Rays of hope in our world. It's great to see something like this.

Evo Morales and Malalai Joya

Although they were born thousands of miles apart, these two people embody what real democracy can mean. When Evo Morales was a child, the indigenous peoples of Bolivia weren't even allowed to set foot in the capital's central square, which was reserved for white people. Today, he is the president, and for the first time in his country's history, he is diverting the billions raised from the country's natural resources away from the pockets of American corporations. Schools and hospitals are being built and poverty is being eradicated in a burst of progress.

Malalai Joya is the youngest woman ever to be elected in Afghanistan, and she was swiftly banned from taking her seat because she kept speaking up for the people who elected her -- against the violent fundamentalist warlords our governments have put in charge of the country. They keep trying to murder her, but she says: "I don't fear death, I fear remaining silent in the face of injustice ... I am ready, wherever and whenever you might strike. You can cut down the flower, but nothing can stop the coming of the spring."

She and Morales are authentic democrats, in contrast to the parody of it offered by Hamid Karzai and -- too often our own leaders.


Tuesday March 02, 2010
Thank God, there some free thinkers out there

In Toronto a group, The Muslim Canadian Congress, called for the government to ban the medieval and misogynist symbols of Muslim extremism with no basis in Islam. This group wants the government to prohibit the two garments in order to prevent women from hiding their faces in public. They say that this practice has no place in a society that supports gender equality.

"To cover your face is to conceal your identity" said spokesperson Farzana Hassan. This is an issue of public safety since in our culture only criminals use the common practice of hiding their identity. They insist that the coverings are only Middle East culture rather than Islamic faith. They insist that none of this is in the any Islamic text or the Koran.

They have said that considering that a woman is not allowed to wear a burka in the grand mosque in Mecca, Islam’s holiest site, so why would it make sense that this practice would be allowed in Canada.

They request the ban of the burka, as well as the niqab that only leaves the eyes exposed. They are not requesting the ban to include the hijab, the head covering.

Nice to see there are some Muslims out there that care for themselves and their rights. Bravo!!!


Tuesday March 02, 2010
Islamic Bigotry


The Hamilton Spectator

(Dec 12, 2009)

Re: 'Not even a bigot can lessen our blessings' (Opinion, Dec. 10)

In many Islamic communities in North America, terrorism, the ultimate form of bigotry, is being nurtured in cells that endanger North Americans and citizens abroad. Not much is being done to address this growing trend.

Recently, Richard Antoun, 77, a professor of Middle East studies at Binghamton University in New York, was killed by a "student" whose jihadi views had morphed into a murderous terror rage.

This scenario is happening across the United States with the jihadi mentality being burned into followers by the Internet, by mosques and within foreign training camps that have become the destination of those who think jihad is cool and acceptable.

I think columnist Hussein Hamdani is doing a nice sales job for his Islamic community.

But by promoting expanding immigration without addressing the bigotry and potential jihadi mindset of some of those entering Canada, he is lulling us into a utopian vision that does not reflect reality and could become a potential danger.


You know I wondered how to put my feelings about the Hamilton Spectator columnist Hussein Hamdani. Well this writer siad it nicely. His articles always seemed to me as a sales job for his community, so in most cases I give them very little thought. Mostly his writings annoy me, so I will leave it at that and agree that he has the right to say what he believes in after all we do have freedom of speech, for now anyway.

Tuesday March 02, 2010
Dresses made from crab leftovers

I read this nice article that shows that when ingenious minds set their goals to recycling then can do it.

In Copenhagen a runway show went on that promoted "green styles". Some of the clothes were stitched from recycled agricultural and industrial waste. Some of the clothes were made from recycled water bottles. Then, there is Crabion, a bi-product from the crab industry. Ingeo is made from corn scraps that can be made to mimic the smoothness of silk fibers and the glossy sheen of PVC. There is Milkfiber which is made from milled milk, which is the powder left over from boiled milk. See when we put our heads together we can be ingenious and inventive


Tuesday March 02, 2010
No separation of state and religion??

Quite often a Hamilton Spectator reader by the name of Paul Kokoski has written many letters to the editor about religion. I remember Paul's family from our high school days and he was never as religiously fanatical as he is today. His attitude bothers me because it is the same attitude lots of Christians have that make them no different than Muslim extremists. Mind you I doubt most of these religious zealots will go out and commit suicide bombings or blow up planes. They do show that religious zealots exist in every religion which as usual to my way of thinking confirms that religion is quite possible the root of most wars and racism.

Paul commented in one letter about something that bothered me that politicians can not serve two masters. They either follow their religious beliefs or they follow their political beliefs.

He commented that it was correct of Rhode Island Bishop Thomas Tobin for barring pro-choice U.S Representative Patrick Kennedy from receiving Holy Communion. Since he is pro-choice on abortion, the writer believes it is correct hat he be banned from receiving communion. What a crock of sh#t that is. He probably believes like that I do that abortion is not right but a woman should make up her own mind on this issue. Look when men can have children then we can have a say, until then let men stay out of this issue. Listen Paul, since you are extremely religious; please try to remember that if God did not wish us to have knowledge of such things as abortion we would never had learned how to do it. Since religious people believe that all knowledge flows from God then why would you believe God did not give us the knowledge for his purpose? I believe that the best thing that can happen to a human being is to die and go into the hands of God, so abortions are just his way of calling back those whom he loves. Understand that though I may believe this, I still disagree with abortion but I am pro-choice as you should be and the Church should be. Then again we could all be wrong because we haven't really have a clue what God wants...we only have the words written by men top tell us what God wants. When our time comes we will find out the reality of it all.

Oh by the way Paul, you quoted that in Matthew it says men can not serve two masters. Well I do believe Jesus Christ trumped you on that one when he said to render onto Caesar that which is Caesars and to God what is God's. Sounds to me like Christ believed in the ability of mankind to serve two masters... I guess that triumphs your quote doesn't it?


Tuesday March 02, 2010
No clothes in the pool, please!!!

France is at it again. Love the French...at least they still have some balls.

A new debate has started in France over the use of  public swimming pools by Muslim women. The 'burquini' has started the new debate. A Muslim woman has begun this new debate because she wore her new 'burquini' in a public pool. The suite covers her from head to toe. Unfortunately this suit goes against France's pool hygiene standards and they insist this is not hostility towards Muslim garb. Even non-Muslims would not be allowed to do this. Under this policy NO ONE is allowed in pools with any form of baggy clothing including surfer style shorts. Only figure hugging suits are permitted.

Carole, the recent convert ot Muslim thought this attire would conform to Islamic dogma and allow her to go swimming. She says this is segregation. How she can say that is beyond me. No one is keeping her out, she just has to follow the rules that are there for everyone.

The issue of religious attire is a hot issue in France and the head to toe burquas are in oficial disfavour. France has the largest Muslim population in Western Europe of over 5 million. It is the second largest religion after Roman Catholicism. This number within a few years will grow putting the Catholic religion in  second place. They are doing this by sheer population growth.

France's President Nicholas Sarkozy is a conservative that backs all the moves France has made to ban or restrict the binding attire of Muslims. He rightly believes that this type of garb makes women prisoners. The french hav ehte right idea of asking why would they want to regress to times past where women were treated as property to be used for making babies and for sex. Women have fought for centuries to be free and have equal rights with men and now this 'idiotic' 'backward" religion wants women to go back to the medival days. Come on. Somehow it seems many Muslim women and men have it in their heads that Westerners are sexist pigs who are just drooling at the idea of seeing the Muslim body undressed. Yup, right, we are just drooling to see what we have seen for years. Then again once a person become Muslim their bodies become somehow so holy that the image of their uncovered bodies will drive Western men to such distraction that we will go gaga over them. UHUH!! Right...dream on.

Hey they can still wear the 'burquini' in hte ocean or lakes, so they should not complain too much. Oh, and just to set the record straight would Muslim men stay away from public beaches and pools because I really find it offensive that they can oogle non-Muslim women to their hearts content. They should adhere to their own dogma and not look on other undressed women. Then again since most see Western men and women as infidels who are not deserving of respect, I assume they are looking on in disgust, correct???


Tuesday March 02, 2010
We are being warned about the Muslim immigration

It would seem that the Harper government may have received an answer they may not like. Gerard Latulippe was chosen to lead the Rights and Democracy organization. This group has come out with a public warning about threats posed by Muslim immigration. He has stated that more immigrants from Muslim countries is seriously undermining the  proper functioning of Quebec society. He feels this situation will lead to more domestic terrorism. Is he right? Well, is the Pope Catholic?

Unfortunately we will find out sooner than we would like.


Tuesday March 02, 2010
WOW!!! A Primer For Terrorist Courtesy of Muslim Iman???

Here is an article printed in the Hamilton Spectator; written by Dr. Yahya Fadlalla a Hamilton based iman. This writer is also a computer scientist and an expert in counter cyberterrorism. His article is extreme informative to the reader about the capabilities of Muslim terrorists and also a very good primer on what terrorists can do to cause more havok. Fear not, though, his solution is simple at the end. I will comment on it after you read the article.


The Hamilton Spectator
(Feb 4, 2010)

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's father called the American embassy in Nigeria, twice, to warn them that his son was being radicalized, and that there might be a planned attack against the U.S. But the "Christmas bomber" got on board the Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight anyway.

Eight years after 9/11, one would think that U.S. intelligence, armed with a $49.8-billion budget, state-of-the-art technologies and millions of "intelligent" employees, would at least have prevented Abdulmutallab from boarding the plane.

The White House announced about a dozen changes designed as a fix. The fact that no single technology can address every security risk seems to be the missing piece, among many others, in President Barack Obama's security measures.

The smart people-screening (SPO) system claims to identify potential security threats concealed in the human body. It isn't a checkpoint security system. Tests already demonstrated that scanners, including the so-called sophisticated SPO, didn't and would never detect PETN (a powerful plastic explosive), the substance Abdulmutallab allegedly sewed to his underwear. Perhaps the SPO would have noticed the syringe, but certainly nothing else.

The intelligence community continue to make mistakes by calling this incident a failed terrorist attack. The alleged bomber didn't fail at all -- governments and the public became, if possible, even more terrified. This is a success for those who planned the alleged attack.

Terrorists seem to be fascinated with the aviation industry, but this doesn't mean we should limit our security measures around airports and planes. Terrorists are similar to computer hackers: You cover them in one area and they'll certainly pop up in another.

As a counterterrorism expert, I'm especially worried about the check-in lines at airports. If there was one attack vector that I would expect to get utilized sooner than later, it would be a co-ordinated attack on an airport entrance hall. No security to clear, and having suitcases is expected. Pack a number of those and have them synchronized to detonate at the same time in a major (or multiple) airport(s), and one would accomplish just as much as taking a plane down -- if not worse.

And I'm not going to mention denture devices, pacemakers and buttocks bomb detonators, to name a few.

For Canada to become a target for terrorists is not a matter of if, but when. The perceived likelihood of attack on Canada is linked closely to Canadian foreign policy, and the extent to which Ottawa supports the military efforts of the U.S.

Security debates seem to focus only on air travel. Alternate ideas appear not to be discussed.

Public transportation systems, particularly subways, are a potential target. They're easy to attack. Such a crime would succeed in mass deaths and fear. The attacks on commuter systems in London and Madrid serve as reminders.

Cyberterrorism is becoming more attractive to terrorists. They seem to possess competency using new information technologies. In 2003 I authored a paper, Terrorism: Keyboard vs. Bomb for a security conference held at West Point, the U.S. Army college. I discussed the possibility of terrorists launching a cyberattack and penetrating an air-traffic control system causing planes to collide with each other.

We'll always be vulnerable. We have to recognize that and learn to live with it. We, Muslims and non-Muslims, do have a role to play. We shouldn't let any radicalization or extreme views escape our attention.

Otherwise, we'll probably end up with a system that requires us to ship our bags to the airport, say a week in advance, and then change into disposable reinforced-paper suits that we must wear between airports. Who thought that one day we'd have to take off our shoes at airports? That's thanks to the "shoe bomber."

There is always the issue of profiling certain groups at airports and elsewhere. Many Muslims adamantly reject the idea. Security, including that of Muslims, must come first. But, from among us Muslims are those who profile other Muslims: "That's a Sunni, another's a Shia, a third is a Wahhabi, and there's the Sufi."

I pity those so-called Muslim leaders who profile others in an attempt to seemingly alienate them from the community.

Profiling a certain group can be avoided as much as possible at airports and elsewhere, not because it's inconvenient to that group, but because it just doesn't fit the multicultural society for which Canada is praised, famous and proud.

Former head of CSIS James Judd said racial profiling is "fundamentally stupid." Lest we forget the "Oklahoma bomber," Timothy McVeigh, who killed 168 people; he wasn't a Muslim or an Arab. Michael Chertoff, former U.S. secretary of homeland security, called profiling: "not terribly effective."

U.S. Congressman Ron Paul has suggested an embedded solution to terrorism: "They're terrorists because we're occupiers ... We've made them terrorist."

Maybe if U.S. troops and their partners leave Muslim-occupied lands, then and only then will we have a newscast that doesn't include the term "Muslim terrorist."

Maybe if Obama takes Paul's words to heart, and the message gets to Stephen Harper too, billions of hard-earned taxpayers' dollars spent on moving troops to different parts of the Muslim world and security measures at airports and elsewhere will be saved.

Unless the White House and its allies, including Canada, change their foreign policy pertaining to Muslim-occupied lands, inventing novel ways of attacking the West will continue. The catch-me-if-you-can game appears to be on with folks who love death as much as we love life. So, buckle up and get ready for the action.

So what did you think?

I havew to agree on most of his points though I could have done without all the suggestions he made for possible targets. He did acknowledge that even failed attempts at destruction score points for the terrorists because we are made afraid anew each time it happens. His comments that these attacks will eventually come to Canada is spot on. We have just been lucky so far.

He is absolutely correct on the idea that we should not be involved in anything that happens in the Middle Eastern Muslim countries. We should let them fight their own wars and kill each other until they get their sh$t together and feel it's time to join the 21st Century. At least Dubai has made a half assed attempt at it. We do not belong in their internal affairs. We are only their to protect oil interests. The smartest thing for the West and Europe to do now is get out and never go back. We should also eliminate all immigration from Middle Eastern countries and other Muslim countries. They don't want us there, as Dr. Fadlalla has made perfectly clear, so why should we welcome them, so they can spread a fight and convert idealogy on us.

Here is a well written response to the article from a Spectator reader...


The Hamilton Spectator

Re: 'Terrorism: What comes next?' (Feb. 4)

This article implies that unless the West changes its foreign policy pertaining to Muslim-occupied lands, terrorism will continue.

Does writer Yahya Fadlalla truly believe the Islamists would halt their terrorism upon withdrawal of NATO forces from Muslim countries?

He appears to be too intelligent to adopt this stance.

Nowhere in his article does he refer to the Islamist vow to convert the Western infidels. Nothing will deter them from that objective.

The presence of NATO in their countries is just fodder which they cultivate to garner support for their radical aims.

Even before the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, radical views were being preached throughout the West. Thus, occupation of Muslim countries cannot be used as a pretext for terrorism.

I do agree with Fadlalla that efforts to combat terrorism should not be limited to air travel. All areas of public involvement can be targets of dedicated radicals, such as water and food supply, sports, schools -- wherever damage can be most effective will attract them.

Long after NATO's withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, this terrorism will continue to be discussed since the perpetrators' determination may override the many conflicting viewpoints, in the West, on how best to answer it.

The enemy is united. The West is not.

His last line is right on, isn't it?


Tuesday March 02, 2010
Muslims and Body Scanners

If this wasn't so ludicrous, I would burst out laughing until I split a gut.

I can not believe that the very people who have caused airports to use full body scanners want to be exempt from them. This has got to be the most ignorant thing I have heard in a while. Really are they serious?

Muslim-American groups are supporting a fatwa (a religious ruling) that forbids Muslims from going through the body scanners in airports. The Fiqh Council of North America (a body of Islamic scholars) issued this fatwa. They state that going through the scanners would violate Islamic rules on modesty.

"It is a violation of clear Islamic teachings that men and women be seen naked by other men and women"

"Islam highly emphasizes modesty and considers it part of faith. The Quran has commanded the believers, both men and women to cover their private parts."

Once again Muslims set themselves up against the rules that are for everyone. For goodness sakes the only reason we have these stupid things in the first place is because of them. I would like to see someone disagree with this one. If Muslims didn't blow up planes then we wouldn't have to have these intrusive scanners. Do Muslims believe we relish the idea of going through these scanners? Of course we don't, but we will for the sake of security. So they should be forced to do likewise. I may be criticized for saying this, but I will anyway. If you refuse to abide by the rules of security then don't fly or better yet go back to the Middle East or to other countries that don't have these scanners. I am sick and tired of having harsher security measures imposed on us because of Islamic shinanigans and we are supposed to be understanding of their religious situation. BULLSHIT!!!!

Hey I'm sure the Catholic religion and the Mormons and the Anglicans are not for having other people seeing you naked on a scanner but this isn't about religion, this is about security and not being blown out of the sky when I go off to Mexico or some other place. I can not believe that this will be allowed. Government and airport security should not make exceptions because if they do then everyone should request body patting that way when the air traffic schedules go out the window then maybe they'll say to Muslims.. "follow the countries security rules or go somewhere where you don't have to follow our laws."

 I am getting sick and tired of them and people who keep telling me I should be tolerant of other religions and not be a racist. Well, I am not a racist, I just dislike a religion that tries to manipulate rules that all have to abide by. Then again I figure most religions are the root of all evil. No religions...no killing in the name of religion, we can kill each other because we....wait is there any other reason to kill. Someone quick give me a war that hasn't started because of some form of religious intolerance? I really need one.

Man am I pissed. You should all be, because people are good and caring in general and only want the best for their families but as soon as you put religion in the mix it all goes out the window. I think I will go out and scream now while you read this letter tot he editor in the Hamilton Spectator...


The Hamilton Spectator

(Feb 17, 2010)

Re: 'Islamic leaders in U.S. say body scanners defy modesty rules' (Feb. 12)

Do these people realize they came to our country and they should adapt to our ways, not our country to theirs?

As I read "It is violation of clear Islamic teaching that men or women be seen naked by other men and women," I wondered if these people ever go to a medical doctor. Or what is done if one of them is in an accident. I have never seen nurses and doctors try to cause anyone embarrassment, but they must see the body part that needs healing. So if these people can't walk through a scanner, they should never use our health-care system.

Of course, they must find a way to exempt themselves from the scanner because the illegal things extremists do can only be done if our country is not vigilant.

And if this decree is from other than extremists, these people are shutting their eyes and minds to the fact that their extremists are the reason the scanners are to be used.


Tuesday March 02, 2010
600 Parking Spaces.

Hamilton politicians can be such idiotic, brain cell lacking public servants.

What would ever possess them to even suggest putting in only 600 parking spaces at the new stadium? Do they really believe people are going to take buses and bicycles from the Mountain down to the bay front? Come on now. I ride my bike all over but I would not take my bike to a football game. I would I ride my bike on a rainy day...hahahahbwahhaaaaa!! This has got to be the most ridiculous asinine idea coming from these lunkheads (I hope I don't hurt their feelings). They usually dictate to shopping malls and other businesses how many parking spaces they should have to accommodate customers, but hey, they don't have to abide by their own rules.

Let's rethink this stupid idea people, let's show the voting public that they did not choose unwisely. Get the job done right will you.


Tuesday March 02, 2010
Pedestrians and Crossing The Road

You know what you call a pedestrian who really believes he has the right of way to cross the road? A dead pedestrian.

Hey techniquely, the pedestrians are supposed to have the right of way at proper locations. Stepping out in front of a car and crossing on a day with icy roads is not the right time to pronounce your rights. Running out in the middle of

King Street
traffic in the center of the block is not a brilliant move either. It would make sense to give cars the right of way as they are bigger and heavier but that is not the answer either. There would be some really stupid driver's who would hit people saying they have the right of way.

Look cars should watch out for pedestrians and sidewalk walkers should use what little limited intelligence that have and not just walk into traffic. Use common sense and caution. It will keep you out of the hospital. Don't ignore signs and use the lights when possible, but for Heavens sake be careful during bad weather.


Tuesday March 02, 2010
Little Mosque On The Prairie.

I enjoy watching this half hour comedy on CBC. I have watched it since it came on the air because it was funny and it made Muslims seem more human and I did not see them in a different light, instead of always seeing dramas and movies where Muslims are always terrorists. I liked the characters and enjoyed the humour until a few weeks ago when in one episode; I believe the writers went too far. Somehow a little religious zeal crept in. The main, Ran (?) female Muslim character says to a friend that she would never convert to Christendom since Islam is the only true religion. I'm not sure why that was allowed in there, it left a sour taste and I did not find it funny. This is the attitude of the Islamic religion. So, tell me how I am supposed to respect Islam. I hope they go back to humour and not religious politics. This not good for the show.


Tuesday March 02, 2010
Danny William's Trip Down To The States.

Who cares that Premier Danny Williams went to the States for medical attention. His heart, his choice. He has the money to do this so why should anyone care. He never once mean-mouthed our Canadian Health Care system, so what's the big deal. He did this all on his own dime so all those who wanted a say, criticizing him, shut up.


Our system works, sure sometime it is slow but then again you're not paying for the care either. Hey if you have the money and want to wander off to the U.S.A. to pay for medical attention, paying your own way then no one in Canada should say anything about it. This only leaves more room for those who can not pay for it, to get medical attention sooner.
It is amazing how the American news shows, especially FOX channels like to report on Canadians going to the States for medical treatment. Yet they very rarely if ever report on the number of Americans go into bankruptcy or just plain expire because they could not afford the medical care required. U.S. hypocrisy at work. Let's hope that Obama can get his medical bill passed.


Tuesday March 02, 2010
Canadian Passport Is Not A Ticket To kill.

This entire Omar Khadr thing is ridiculous. Just because he is Canadian and holds our passport does not absolve crimes he commits in other countries. He allegedly killed an American citizen and unless Canada has different evidence, then it should stay out of it. None of us want to be tried and jailed in another country, mostly because we know if we have to go to jail, Canadian prisons would be better.
This guy was a terrorist, not some guy who got picked up for drug possession. He was a terrorist who is an alleged killer. Khadr is not an innocent kid, he is a terrorist and I do not want him this country....do you? Not likely. He is better off in the U.S.A. prison system than in a Middle East prison where he would probably be taking a dirt nap by now. Then again, only God or Allah (for him) will get the final say if you believe in such things.

Tuesday March 02, 2010
Ignorant People

Some people are just plain rude or better yet just ignorant. I'll use ignorant both ways here. You do not cut into a funeral procession line so you can make a turn on the right. You may also be ignorant to the fact that a police officer can pull you over and fine you for this indiscretion. Let us try to remember that giving a funeral procession the right of way is the courteous thing to do. It shows respect and compassion not to the deceased but to the family and friends who have taken the time to show their respect. It won't kill you to lose a few seconds of your time; after all sooner or later you are going to be in the lead hearse. Let us be thoughtful.

Tuesday March 02, 2010
CHIEF OF POLICE AND HIS GUN

I read an article in the Mountain News about the new Chief of Police wearing his gun into a mosque when he went to speak there. The complaint from a reader was that it was inappropriate for him to do so. It showed lack of respect he noted. Well buddy you're full of the merde of the bull. As far as I am concerned if the Chief or any other officer is on duty he should wear his gun no matter where he is.
Considering he was speaking in the mosque because of some almost serious attempt at a bombing; it would make good sense to be armed. His .40 calibre Glock is one of his peace keeping tools and he should be armed with it. It certainly isn't like mosques have been places respected by Taliban bombers so why should he assume that he should go in unarmed while on duty. The writer says the chief should not wear a gun in a place of worship. I bet this reader would be the first one to want the chief carrying his Glock if he was being held by some weapon wielding nut job in some Church.
Look let's be reasonable just because an officer goes into a Church while on duty does not mean he should be unarmed, not in today's climate. Do I like it? No, I don't but then this isn't the old days either.


Around the world attacks are going on in Churches and mosques, it seems that Muslim terrorists really don't give a crap about our Churches, let alone their own. During the week of the failed bombing at the Stone Church Road mosque, a Christian Church was  fire bombed in Malaysia as well as a second attempt at another Church by Muslims and not terrorist ones either. Why? Well, you see Muslims in Malaysia do not want Christians or other non-Muslims to use the word Allah. Understanding lot aren't they?


In Egypt a drive-by shooting took place at a Christian Church. Seven Christians were killed and three injured as they exited Midnight Mass. Egypt is usually safe from this type of thing but this anti-Christian feeling is seeping in from other surrounding countries.
None of us should really contemplate this type of action but can you blame Christians if we have a mistrust issue? We can only hope that maybe these sicko Muslims that carry on these types of attacks might remember that Christ wants everyone to love each other and to turn the other cheek. Since Muslims recognize Christ as a prophet then maybe they should also listen to his words and not just Mohammad (sorry I don't have to say Peace Be Upon Him) because he is nothing to me, just as these urban and militant terrorists see no reason to respect Christians.
Maybe someday the rational Muslim population will stand up to these idiots who mar the Muslim religion and fight them into oblivion and then maybe they will get worldwide respect.


Tuesday January 19, 2010
Google...remember the word PRIVACY???

Would someone tell me who the hell gave Google the right to go around photographing people and homes for their Google Street View (GSV)? I like Google, but really, didn’t they even think at all about how this is intrusive to privacy. It’s bad enough that police spy on us street cameras and spy agencies and governments spy on us with their satellites and GPS systems know where we are at all times. Now some bunch of young nerds who never even heard or read about Big Brother in the novel “1984” feel that people around the world want to see what everyone is doing and where they live. PRIVACY!!!!!

Give us back at least some semblance of privacy.

I was willing to accept Google Earth with its frozen images but this, this is bull crap. This GSV system gives too much information about us to people that we have no control over. Car thieves could figure out where to steal those high end cars from. They can tell when you are home or not. Is your garage door open so thieves can see what you have worth stealing, bicycles, bbq, high end tools et cetra? Can pedophiles see where their next little feast is going to be?

Should a corporation who is only interested in using these tools to sell advertising be allowed to break rules about privacy? What is going to be the cost to Google if someone decides to sue them in civil court because they were robbed due to GSV? What happens if parents find out that in a trial of some pedophiles that these pervos used GSV to go on the hunt? I think sooner or later lawsuits will follow. Google better make lots of money from advertisers because sooner or later there will be some massive class action lawsuits.


Tuesday January 19, 2010
EGYPTIAN SCHOOLS TO BAN THE FACE VEIL.

I had a hoot when I first read that Egypt’s top Islamic cleric is planning to ban its female students, wearing face veils, from entering its schools. The police were given standing orders to bar any girl with covered faces from entering all schools. This was done for security reasons. Interesting that Muslim’s want to ban something that the USA and Canada haven’t moved on as of this time. I guess they understand better than us how wearing a complete face covering in today’s society is a dangerous thing. Time for our politicians to get their s#*t in gear.

By the way, what was made clear to women who wore the niqab (the face and full body covering) was that the Islamic religion does not require the wearing of this outfit. He made it clear it is only a custom and as such it (at least the face covering) must come off.

Of course critics commented that this possible law would never be implemented.

Well, guess what?

“An Egyptian court upheld a ruling by the education ministry to ban women from wearing the full face veil in university examination halls. The ministry took the decision in October to ban the niqab, a veil covering the entire face usually worn by devout Muslims, for security reasons.

The administrative court's decision, which may still be appealed, came after more than 50 students filed a petition against the ban. The row over the niqab has intensified in recent months after Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's main seat of learning, banned the niqab in all residences and schools affiliated to Al-Azhar.

The only exception made is in classrooms where the teacher is male.

The ministry of health has tried to ban it among nurses and the ministry of religious endowments distributed booklets saying the practice of wearing the niqab has no basis in Islam. Most Muslim women in Egypt cover their hair, but the full face veil is associated with the ultra-conservative Salafi school of thought, which is based mostly in Saudi Arabia, and is gaining popularity in the country.

Salafism has inspired such militants as Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and his Egyptian deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri. Most of its practitioners, however, shun politics.”

Well, now let’s see how other countries handle this silly outfit. I have to ask…how many of you out there have the urge to run out of a bank or building when you see someone enter dressed in a niqab? Doesn’t it make you wonder what is under the outfit…like a gun or a bomb? How many of us worry about some guy walking into a bank in a long trench coat or knee length leather overcoat? We always suspect that something is hidden under it. It’s just the way it is…religion really has little to do with it.


Tuesday January 19, 2010
HST...oh yeah

HST, in Ontario. By now it’s really a done deal and no matter what any of us say, nothing is going to stop it. Yes this HST is great for business…been there…easy to understand. The customer, well, they will lose out…they always lose out. Look, do not think that businesses will pass on too much of their savings to the general public. It is hard when they feel that they now have a chance to make up some of their shortfalls. No one I worked for ever did, so I don’t see too much of that happening this time around. More money for the government coffers, which after all still belongs to the citizens… well sort of, I guess. I just wish that they would use some of this extra doh, ray, me to help the health care system.


Tuesday January 19, 2010
Sara Palin...OMG

Sara Palin coming to Hamilton… who real gives a dung beetle? Better yet why in heaven’s name would anyone bring this nut job to Hamilton, let alone Canada? Does anyone really care what she has to say? Besides if you want to hear her now go to her

Fox news show and listen to probably the worst thing that could have happened to the USA. Was the Republican party so hard up that they actually picked this empty headed person (and I use the term loosely) to run for vice-president? Hey here’s a suggestion, why not have the Republican Party get Stephen Harper to run for VP next time, that way we can get rid of him. Maybe he and Mrs. Palin can destroy the USA together, more than it already is. Oops! Wait, the luck stiffs can’t get Mr. Harper down there since he wasn’t born in the States…damn I thought I had found a way to get rid of this loser from up here.

Oh, well I guess they will have to find someone just as useless to run with Mrs. Useless.

By the way can someone explain to me where this woman found death panels in President Osama’s Medical plans??

Another thing, did her book sell? I heard some news about it and then zip. I guess no one gave a flying’ frack about it.


Tuesday January 19, 2010
I'm back again...really!!!

Once again it’s been a while since I wrote anything on the ol’ blog. I've been busy with my life to piss on anyone else’s life. I think that I actual got to lazy to turn on the computer and type anything.

Actually around November I lost my C drive on the computer. I went through the usual routine to get it all up and running with a new hard drive, loaded in most of my junk on the new drive and away I went. Two days later the new drive crapped out (Damn made in Thailand hard drives) on me and away I went again. I had all sorts of problems getting things back on once again. Now I have things coming up that drive me insane. If you use Microsoft, I don’t have to tell you the problems. Well since then I have spent all sorts of time trying to get some things to work the way they did before, so the blog was not high on my list of priorities. Sorry.

I know you like to read my ranting about all sorts of junk; I get the occasional email telling me so.

Well, I beg your forgiveness and I will try to stay more current. So above this message there will be all sorts of catch up entries. Feel free to send your opinions.


Sunday August 09, 2009
Who do we appreciate...CANADA! CANADA!!

This reached me courtesy of buddy Steve...read and enjoy and appreciate yourselves...

David Meadows is a retired US Navy Captain and the author of numerous books and articles on military subjects.

This message was on the U.S. Military.Com website. You will find it quite positive. It appears that Mr. Meadows knows one helluva lot more about what our military is doing than most Canadians. I
trust this message will assist to improve their knowledge.

David Meadows ~ April 27, 2006

On April 22, 2006 four Canadian soldiers were killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb. Respects and heartfelt sadness go to the families of those heroes who stand alongside the U.S. In the Long War half a world away. While we focus on the war in Iraq, the fighting continues in Afghanistan where side-by-side the U.S. and one of its most loyal allies, Canada, engage the re-emergence of the Taliban.

Canada is like a close uncle who constantly argues, badgers, and complains about what you are doing, but when help is truly needed, you can't keep him away: he's right there alongside you. We have a unique relationship with Canada. We have different political positions on many issues, but our unique friendship has weathered world wars, global crises, and the ever-so-often neighborhood disagreement.

Canada has been with us since the beginning of the Global War on Terrorism. In February 2006, without fanfare Canada, leading a multinational force combating growing Taliban insurgency, increased
troop strength in Afghanistan to 2,300. With the American military stretched thin against rising instability in both Iraq and Afghanistan, an ally that increases its troop strength is inspiring and deserves our respect.

Katrina was another example of our close family-like relationship. Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. Two days later, the Vancouver Urban Search and Rescue Team rushed from British Columbia, Canada to Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana. In this Parish of 68,000 Americans, the first responders were Canadians. Overall, within the devastated Gulf Coast area, it appears Canada was the first responder outside of local efforts. They worked 18-hour days, going door-to-door alongside Louisiana State Troopers, rescuing 119 Americans. While FEMA ramped up to surge into the catastrophe; while the administration and Louisiana fought for the politically correct way to respond; Canadian aid was already at work.


The Canadian Forces Joint Task Group 306 consisting of the warships HMCS Athabaskan, HMCS Toronto, NSMC Ville de Quebec, and CCGC William Alexander sailed to the Gulf Coast to deliver humanitarian supplies. They stayed, working alongside U.S. Navy and Mexican warships, to provide aid to Katrina victims.

Katrina was not an anomaly of our close relationship. When Hurricane Ivan devastated Pensacola, Florida in October 2004 Canadian humanitarian help was there also. Canadian power trucks roamed the streets and countryside helping restore electricity where Americans had a unique experience of running into workmen who only spoke French. Canada took a lot of undeserved flak for failing to leap into Operation Iraqi Freedom when our administration sent us galloping across the desert. But Canada remains one of our staunchest allies in the war.

When United States military forces were fighting up the highways in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Canada quietly increased troop numbers in Afghanistan and continued Naval operations with U.S. Warships in the Persian Gulf.

I was at the Pentagon on 9/11, stationed on the Joint Staff. During the early hours after the attack, the United States closed its air space and ordered every aircraft within our borders to land immediately at the nearest airfield. Canada immediately stood up an Operations Support Post. With civil aviation grounded, aircraft destined for the United States were forced elsewhere. Most landed in Canada.

Re-routed travelers and flight crews were hosted at Canadian Forces facilities in Goose Bay, Gander, and Stephenville, Newfoundland; Halifax, Shearwater, and Aldershot, Nova Scotia; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Canada rapidly mobilized its forces. Within hours, the Canadian Navy was on alert with ships preparing to cast off immediately for any U.S. Port to help victims of the 9/11 attacks. Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Team prepared to deploy from Trenton, Ontario.

Canada dispersed CF-18 fighter aircraft to strategic locations throughout Canada. No politics. No negotiating. No questions. They were just there. Canada would have fought any adversary that approached the United States that day.

Canada has been such an integral partner with the United States in the Global War on Terrorism that on December 7, 2004 when President Bush awarded the Presidential Unit Citation to Commander Joint Force South for combat success in Afghanistan, he was also recognizing the secretive Canadian Joint Task Force 2 commando counter-terrorism unit.

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded 30 Bronze Star medals for heroism in combat to Canadian Forces personnel. Some of those 30 died  in action. Many of the others were wounded. These Canadians earned this American medal for heroism fighting alongside Americans. When we
recall our own dead heroes, we must remember that these warriors gave their lives not only for Canada, but also for the United States.

Canada is more than a neighbor. It is a close family member with the gumption to disagree with its brother to the south but always be there when disaster strikes and America needs help. For that, I salute you, Canada, and extend my respect for the sacrifices given by members of  the Canadian Forces. What an awesome Country you are Canada!

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Canadians sometimes feel too often that we are some type of second class country when we compare ourselves to the U.S.A.. Well, you can see others think more of us thaen we do of ourselves, sometimes. Be proud of ourselves.


Sunday August 09, 2009
WOW!!! It's been a wile

I'm back sort of. Miss me? I doubt. I only do this blog to vent my frustrations and my opinions to people who really don't care anyway.

Well I had my first of two knee surgeries and I really couldn't be bothered to write anything. It's not that things have not irritated me, it's just that the pain and discomfort of knee replacement really did not inspire me to sit and write. Sitting at a computer was not easy to begin with. Sitting, caused the muscles to tighten so much that I just didn't feel like bitching about anything, or take the time to bitch about anything. Need less to say things are better now.

I want you all to know that I look forward to have the other kneww done, about......as much as getting a hot poker shoved up my back end.

I will try to blog a bit more often, just in case there are at least one or two of you reading these diatribes. Write to you soon.


Saturday April 18, 2009
Susan Boyle blows them away

Everyone is posting this one, so why be different...

Go here to view


Saturday April 18, 2009
This needs no explanation

I just felt that this should be here. It's an interesting NON-SEQUITUR by Wiley to make you think a little bit.

In MEMORIAM - 63 YEARS LATER

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War ended in  Europe ended. This message is being sent as a memorial, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, hundreds of thousands of Italians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russian Peoples looking the other way!

Now, more than ever, with  Iraq ,  Iran , and others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,' it's imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again. We have to learn from history if not we will be condemned to repeat the mistakes and our children and grandchildren will pay the price. Those who try to tell us that the Holocaust was a myth do so to further their own agendas and they do not want you to believe that it happened because they do not want you to expect it or be prepared for it, when it happens again. Make your thoughts known now or pay for it later.


Saturday April 18, 2009
Marcus Brigstocke humour religious truths

Listen to this...

This funny and seems to tell it like it is when it comes to religion. A good informed commentary.Enjoy!! 


Thursday April 16, 2009
Let's be clear

I know I rant sometimes about the dreadful things Islam is responsible for but it has to be made clear that most of these barbaric acts are perpertrated by illiterate fighters and intelligent Islamic clerics who want to hold on to their power base. The average Muslim in Canada and many other countries really do not want to have anything to do with these morons any more that Christians want anything to do with radical Christians that commit heinous acts in our countries. I know many, personally as most of us do and we can tell they only want a good life and peace...peace to live a happy and safe life in a  country where they don't have to worry about some illiterate asswipe strapping a bomb on to their kids.

Many Muslims in these countries, work and try to promote peace and co-operation  between races and religious ideologies. Everyone of all religions and races have to realize that religion can not rule their lives. Common sense and peace and love have to win out otherwise we will race headlong into a world war that may spell the end of many of us on all sides.

These people who are working hard to promote peace and override religious dogma should be applauded and helped as much as possible.


Thursday April 16, 2009
Afghan rape law???

Sure, I bet you thought I wouldn't comment on that crap going on in Afghanistan with that new law that basically legalizes rape. I know I dropped the ball, what can I say. By know you all should have heard about that moronic, idiotic, barbaric, misogynistic law passed by President Hamid Karzai. It basically legalizes rape.

This was a massive blow for potiential women's rights. The new Shiite Family Law eliminates the need for sexual consent between married couples. It even very tactily approves child marriage and it even goes farther. It seems that the law restricts the woman's right to leave the home without the husbands or a male relatives approval. Can you possibly belief this horsesh!t? CAn you believe that the peoples of  the civilized world even could possibly allow this to happen? 

Canadians, Americans and other peoples from other countries are over in those ridiculous Middle East countries trying to help and prevent killing and trying to show them a better life and this crap pops it's ugly head. What  the hell are we doing over there anyway? What are we fighting for over there? Are we fighting for all the people or for the asinine asshole males that think that they are God's gift to themselves that they allow this stuff to happen? Normally I would think that maybe this wasn;t the case but look what happened  on April 15 when 300 women protested by marching to the Afghanistan parliment to protest. They took every ounce of strength  thay had and risked their lives to show they refused to accept this archaic law.

The 300 marched and over 1,000 men tried to stop it in protest. Riot police backed by counter terrorist officers protected the women from men who tried to stone thse innocent women. They shouted long live Islam and spat on the women. These same men assasinated female policiticians and female police officers. So, tell me that these men just do not love the fact that they can have their own little sex toys at home that have to pull up the skirt and bend over for a quicky any time they want. Seems like a male fantasy come true doesn't it? But...let's face it...it's just such a sick notion isn't it?

This is what Canadian men and women are fighting for. WHat a frackin' waste of good Canadian lives. People it's time that the United Nations started making itself clear, that even though they don't want to dictate to other countries what they can do, they should at least make it clear that they will not waste their people's lives to help them achieve these sicking and morbid agendas. It is time to make it clear that if they persist in these outrageous, inhuman acts that we don't want or need to associate with them and we should make it clear that those ideas are not wanted in our countries and if they even attempt to practice them here that they and their entire clan will be deported back to their countires of origins. Why get involved with this social sickness that their form of so-calle Islam professes. Screw their oil and their figs and whatever else they supply. Let's see them enjoy a life without the ability to export or import and the money it brings. Sure we don't want to bomb them like they do to us but we can at least do our best to isolate this leperous disease they are trying to spread at home and abroad. We don't need this!!!! I don't give a frack how political correct you want to be but it's time to realize that this goes on and we as Christians and Jews and Buddists et cetra do not have to in anyway condon this garbage. We don't have to interfere but we can definitely make our ideas known by using pacificist means. What the heck, they want us out of their backyards anyway. Evenetually the governments will have to do changes or become world pariahs with little or no contact witht he rest of CIVILIZATION.

It is also imperative that host countries which house Islamists that these ideas will not be tolerated...accept it or use the door that boards the ship out of those countries. Oh, and by the way, if I didn't say it already, we should be PROUD and SUPPORTIVE of those brave women who are standing up for themselves.  

One final thing...a quote by Canadian Trooper Karine Blais' uncle. Trooper Blais was the 117th Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan and has just returned home. Commenting on her death after hearing about this new law, he said "I think she did this for absolutely nothing." We should all be in agreement with this statement and do something about it.   'Nuff said!!!!!!


Tuesday April 14, 2009
The Pope and the mouth tape.

I sat in Church a while back and I had to listen to the priest read a letter after Mass. TH eletter was from the Bishop who spouted off about the fact that we have freedom of speech but that the Spectator newspaper editorial cartoon went to far. He says we have freedom of speech and then turns around and says we should chastise the newspaer for running a cartoon where the Pope has a piece of duct tape on his mouth. Hey Church officials...you either have freedom of speech or you don't have it. Freedom to say your 2 cents worth is all or nothing. You can't say it's great we have it and then try to stop others from exercising this right because it is being used against you.
I was so pissed off listening to this that I almost got up and walked out. I couldn't believe that the Church was trying to run a double standard.

Okay, okay they have done it in teh past and will probably continue to do so in teh future, but I still don't have to like it. The Pope says many things that I feel are stupid and ridiculous and if I want to bitch about him I should be able to. His ideas on condoms and aids and abortions are old and not in tune witht he times. Look I've made it clear I do not believe in abortions ecept for special circumstnaces but I don't believe that I as a man have any right to say anything about this. I figure if women didn't want it they would fight against abortions. They really do  not need me or  some unmarried celibate telling them what to do. God gave us a free will to use as we see fit, so unless the Pope is now God I don't believe he has the right to take it away from anyone. He spouts so much religious rhetoric that it starts to fall on deaf years.


Look, I now that he doesn't want Catholics to use birth control and abortion. What pisses me off is that I know that this is being done as a way to survive. The Church knows that it must continue to have Catholics pop out babies to increase the Catholic population. They aren't blind and can see that unless they do something to increase the Catholic population the world will soon become over run by the Islamic baby making religion. That means the Catholic church will lose it's power base and so it needs to do what the Muslims do and force baby making on Christians. They are just trying to do it without threatening to kill us. Let's face it, this is a legitimate concern as Muslims do not practice birth control openly and so their population is multipling  out of control. Religious politics is what it's all about people. People give you more power and more money and more control and the Pope wants the Church to have the largest piece of the pie. Unfortunately fear and threats of excommunication is not the way to it as the West does not repond well to this. So Mr. representative of God, let's get the old act together.


Tuesday April 14, 2009
...and this guy's a father...he needs a forced vasectomy

Can you believe how idiotic some gamblers can be. That moron father from Calgary who left his 21 month old son locked in a car while he went gambling at the casino should be shot and pissed on. This man with the intelligence of a door knob left his kid in the car in minus 8 degree weather without socks or shoes on his feet. He did have the cunning of brainless piece of fungus as he had blankets over the windows so no one could see in the car. Luckily people came to the rescue and this 50 year old mutated piece of feces was arrested and charged with abandonment. Hopefully he will face jail time and not be allowed to go near this boy, now or in the future.


Tuesday April 14, 2009
RCMP and their Tasers

I've stayed away from saying much about all the sh!t around the use of tasers by the RCMP. I was too disgusted to say anything because I would have been really savage about it. What ever happened to the RCMP like Preston of the Yukon and all those brave and heroic RCMP officers who controlled the wild Canadian landscape. The RCMP were a force that people around the world respected. Movies and books touting The Mounties prowese were as numerous as the stars in the sky...or so it seemed. Now all because the big brave Mounties were afraid of a vivious attack from a stapler they have become a laughing stock worldwide. What happened to them? Didn't they ever watch Paul Gross in DUE SOUTH; didn't they realize the symbol they are to Canada and the world. It is a shame to compare these airport idiots with those brave Mounties who died going after their men evil-doers

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Basically the use of Tasers has made the RCMP ans well as other police officers a bit gun happy. They figure "why get any scratches on my body when I  can zap them before they touch me". Poor babies might get a little boo-boo from the nasty staples coming out of that vicious stapler.
Bah!!! I gotta stop now before I really make my real feelings known.


Tuesday April 14, 2009
The Taliban

Sometimes I find it so hard to understand why Muslims let these savage, illiterate, mysgonist killers get away with so much sh!t. The bombing of the Mosque in Pakistan and other places around the world certainly could not possibly endure intelligent and family loving Muslims to their side. These bastards throw acid in children's faces, execute teachers, treat women as nothing more than baby making machines to over populate the globe with more terrorist Islamists that they can use to perform suicide bombings.

A lot more people around the world would have a greater respect for Muslims if they actually got together to wipe out these rabid dogs rather that bowing to them. So many intelligent well educated Muslims who stand up alone to the Taliban end up being executed becuse they have the gonads to say enough is enough. Unfortunately until the general Muslim population decides to stand against these animals as one, they will continue to bully other  family loving Muslim people. Other countries can try to help but until the populations themselves take control of the situation things will never change. The only downside will be that many innocent people will die in this effort to take back their lives and heritage.


Tuesday April 14, 2009
Canada Will Not Be Bullied On Artic Rights

A stand up and cheer goes to Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon, who warned Russia that we will not be bullied on Arctic sovereignty.  Super power Russia is forming a new military force to protect what it calls it's interests in the arctic area. Unfortunately, the area is in Canadian territory.
Of course in the past no one gave a crap about the area, but, find oil and boom, everyone wants to own a piece of the snow pie. Well I'm sure if we need protectors in the area we have lots of big brave taser carrying RCMP we can send into to the arctic to show those nasty Russkies where to go. Really, though we have to make sure that we do not take this kind of bullying from other countries who want our resources.


Tuesday April 14, 2009
Banning water bottles

It is nice to see that the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board trustees decided to ban bottled water in schools. By 2010 all the vending machines will no longer contain water. Parents should encourage this by making sure that students take reuseable, refillable bottles to school. I've been doing this for about a year now and I am certainly saving money. I use a Brita filter and then pour the water into my reuseable metal containers and take it on my bike rides, in the car and even to my classes. At home we still have 3/4 of a case of water we bought at the end 2008. We just don't get around to using it except in emergencies.


Students like to push the agenda of protecting the earth, so here is their chance to put it into practice. Let's all cut back on the old plastic.


Tuesday April 14, 2009
Lowl-ife Fox

The Fox Network is hitting an all time low. Unemplyoment is a serious issue and it is hard on thousands upon thousands of people and what does Fox do...it turns misery into a lurid, disgusting reality show. This is really low guys, even for the Fox Network. The series will be called  SOMEONE'S GOTTA GO  and it is now in production. The point of the show is to allow emploees of troubles companies to decide which  other employees are to be laid off.  Each episode will feature a company with 15 to 20 employees that needs to cut costs due to the economy. Rather than the boss deciding the other employees will make the call after they go over all the books that shows everyone's salaries. The laid off will get a small severance.


I don't know, this entire premise seems sick to me. Profiting off of others misery is something only The Fox Network would think up. They are really sick puppies.


Tuesday March 31, 2009
3-d Movie...Monsters vs Aliens...not likely again

So I finally decided to take my 4 yearold grandson to see MONSTERS VS ALIENS at the local Silver City. I figured let us see if he can handle 3D. So off we went to teh first early afternoon showing and I can tell you it will be the last time.

First, let's hit on the price to get in. The four year old cost $11.95 for the matinee, my ticket was $13.95. Total of $25.90 Okay so we got to keep the 3D glasses...whoopty-doo.

Food was equal ridiculous..A small children's bucket and medium popcorn, a smaaalll drink of fruitopia with a medium pop a kinder egg and a small bag of M&M's $21.95

The total was  $47.85 but I did get away with spending only a buck in the arcade.

Okay so in we went to see the movie. I got the grandson to put on the glasses which he kept on for about 15 minutes and then refused to wear them and so he watched the double images on the screen and it didn't seem to bother him. I heard lots of other parents having th esame problem. Really why bother with 3D for young kids who do not even understand or appreciate the effect. Well I'm not that's for sure.

Okay the 3D effect was good but I left with a headache because I had to turn to many times to watch out for the youngster which caused me to watch it sudways which really screws up the eyes giving you a headache. I will not be bothering either. It will be off to THE MOVIE PALACE for me in the future when I take out the little ones. It will definitely be a cheaper experience and no 3D.

Give this new 3D trend  two or three years and Hollywood should send it packing like it has in the past. The sooner the better.


Tuesday March 31, 2009
A Michigan professor sent an e-mail telling Muslim students to leave the country.

This is one of those letters that flies around the internet gaining steam as one person forwards it to ten more. When you want to be sure if those emails are real then all you need to do is check them out on the website called... www.snopes.com

Well this one came back real as real can get. Snopes registers it's status as true.

Claim:  A  Michigan  professor sent an e-mail telling Muslim students to leave the country. 

Status:   True.
 
The story begins at Michigan  State   University with a mechanical engineering professor

 named Indrek Wichman.

Wichman sent an e-mail to the Muslim Student's Association.

The e-mail was in response to the students' protest of the Danish cartoons that portrayed the Prophet Muhammad as a terrorist. The group had complained the cartoons were 'hate speech'

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Enter Professor Wichman.

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In his e-mail, he said the following:

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Dear Moslem Association,

As a professor of Mechanical Engineering here at MSU I intend to protest your protest.

I am offended not by cartoons, but by more mundane things like beheadings of civilians,

cowardly attacks on public buildings, suicide murders, murders of Catholic priests(the latest in  Turkey), burnings of Christian churches, the continued persecution of Coptic Christians in  Egypt, the imposition of Sharia law on non-Muslims, the rapes of Scandinavian girls and women(called 'whores' in your culture), the murder of film directors in  Holland ,and the rioting and looting in  Paris  France .

This is what offends me, a soft-spoken person and academic, and many, many of my colleagues. I counsel you dissatisfied, aggressive, brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading Moslems to be very aware of this as you proceed with your infantile 'protests.'

If you do not like the values of the West

- see the 1st Amendment -you are free to leave. I hope for God's sake that most of you choose that option .

Please return to your ancestral homelands and build them up yourselves instead of troubling Americans.

Cordially,

I. S. Wichman

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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As you can imagine,

the Muslim group at the university didn't like this too well. They're demanding that Wichman be reprimanded and the university impose mandatory diversity training for faculty
and mandate a seminar on hate and discrimination for all freshmen.

Now the local chapter of CAIR has jumped into the fray .
CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, apparently doesn't believe that the good professor had the right to express his opinion.

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For its part, the university is standing its ground in support of Professor Wichman, saying the e-mail was private, and they don't intend to publicly condemn his remarks.

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Send this to your friends, and ask them to do the same.

Tell them to keep passing it around until the whole country gets it.

We are in a war.

This political correctness crap is getting old and killing us.

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 Well people if you want to pass this letter on to your friends just send them to this blog and they can read ot here. This professor is absolutely correct when it comes to our freedom of speech. I do not see why a religion should be able to try anf curtail our freedoms of speech. I can understand Muslims complaining about other Muslims who may say something about their own religion but those who are not Islamic should not be forced to respect a religion they do not believe in. I do not believe in all that Islam spouts but then again I don't believe everything the Catholic church blathers on about either. I don't really want to hear from some Muslim about how I should treat my religion but if they which to then they have the freedom of speech in the West to say something.

I'm sure these same over zealous students and organizations would be really pissed if we tried to stop them from using the freedom of speech they have here. Sometimes people who move to other countries just seem to have an affinity for plain stupidity. Look if you go to another country then at least make the attempt to accept what happens in your new adopted country, otherwise what in the flying blue blazes of hell did you waste your time coming to the West. If you did not want to have a change in your life then one can only assume you are here to carry on some devious plot to convert us to your way of thinking (does this sound paranoid...you better hope it is). See, most immigrants that arrived from Europe after the World War Two did not come here to bring all their crap and poverty to their new home. They came to make a better life and they learned to respect their new country and the people that were here. They worked hard to make a better life for themselves and their families. They didn't protest and threaten to blow up those who didn't agree with them. They didn't threaten people for saying nasty things to them or threaten those who disagreed with their religion, they just put up with it and slowly gained the repect of their new fellow countrymen. I put up with degrading remarks from people and even friends but I certainly didn't threaten to kill them...okay the occassional fist went into someone's face but then it was usually fluffed off and we moved on with our lives.

Hard ass Muslims just can not seem to do this, this come here and feel we owe them everything...well to them I say f*%k you. No one gave us a break and we learned to have a good life and learned to tolerate those who were intolerant and that is how we won most people over. None of us owe any new immigrants of any religion anything. They came here of their own accord and if they aren't strong enough to put up with it then go home to where you will be happy, just stop trying to make us feel miserable because we want to be able to say and act the way we do. We do not need your uptight religion any more than we need any other uptight religion telling us what to do. So as the the professor suggested live with us or pack up your bags and go home. it's up to you.

Muslim immigrants were given the great honour of coming to a country that is free of people trying to kill them at every turn. They are free to work and become educated no matter which sex they are. Men and women can be treated equally here and if they don't want to cover their faces, hair or body they don't have to. They have it so good here that it is extremely difficult for Westerners to understand why they pull all this horsesh*t all the time. We just have to make it clear to them by stopping this insane and idiotic fad we are going through called political correctness. It is crap. So get with the program or use the door that says EXIT.


Friday March 20, 2009
Time for more odds and ends

1. Well who was surprised that insurance giant AIG in the US gave out all those bonuses. Corporate greed should never surprise anyone. Maybe President Obama will be able to get that money back and give it back to teh population who really needs it. My attitude is do not bail anyone out. If they fail someone else will take up the slack. They call it survival of the strongest, don't they?

2. If Chrysler wants to bail....LET THEM. I'm sure FORD and GM as well as HONDA et cetra will take up the slack and hire more people. Just make sure that Chyrsler product will not be allowed to be sold in Canada.

3. HST... give it a quick boot out the province. Premiere McGinty will hopefully see the light and drop this badly timed idea. I need to pay more sales tax like I need another orfice to bleed out of.

4. OLG was not very politically correct by giving away foreign cars at a time when Canadian citizens are losing jobs in the car manufacturing field. Tact does not seem their forte I guess.

5. Giving a gun as a raffle prize is another one of those dunderhead moves. The Canadian Shooting Sports Association should have that that one a little more. Did not seem really bright, but really if it is a shooting club then it makes sense that they would raffle off a gun. To win it you did have to be of age and you did have to be able to get a licence so maybe it wasn't so bad. Then again since there have been 60 gun related deaths in Toronto alone so far this year maybe a bit of tact should have been the order of the day.

6. now the Ontario flag flack, that's a doozie. Really it is the flag and it would only seem prudent that the flags of ones province or country should only be made in the country the flag represents. This only seems the proper patriotic thing to do. It just does not seem right to have them made in China for Canadian consumption. New Democrat Peter Kormos was quite within his right to be upset and indignant over this provincial governement slipup. I'm glad to see him bring up this minor injustice. Governments, as far as I'm concerned, should only purchase flags made in our country only. If  the general public wants to buy one made somewhere else that can be accepted but governments should not have that right. This should be addressed once and for all.

More later.


Friday March 20, 2009
Battlestar Galatica Ends

Thank God, at last, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA has ended. Lots of people seem disappointed by the end.

It ended with plenty of questions and unexplained things. The first hour with all the battles and action was fine. The last hour seemed to drag while the writers tried to write nice-nice after all the dark and morbid stuff they have been doing. Sure we knew they were going to arrive on Earth and they did but of course this was one of the many earths that they have been to before. The ending which jumps ahead 150,000 years in the future shows the planet as it is now and the question is put to the audience. Will this story be told again, will everything that happened before happen as mankind evolves nad depends on more machines. The writers hit us across the head with this notion by showing the new robots that man has started developing...you know the ones you see all around the world today. Ho hum!

Anyone who has read and lived with science fiction over the last 50 to 60 years will not be surprised by what we saw. It has been done before ad nauseum. Nothing new. Superiour people land at the time of new man and they decide to intergrate into this primitive world and live their new lives as primitives. All their spaceships were sent into the sun so they would never be discovered. Ho hum!

People who say this was the best science fiction show ever on television have obviously never seen BABYLON FIVE...the greates science fiction television show ever made. It was constantly challenging and original. You have time to watch five years worth plus a few movies then rent or buy the entire BABYLON FIVE series and see a truly great sc-fi production. Hell, even the STARGATE shows put Battlestar in the ground.

Well it's finished and I doubt whether I will waste my time watchig the prequel CAPRICA. Better things to do.


Monday March 16, 2009
It's A Violent World

Yes people we live in a violent world.

Sad as it may seem. I have finally succumbed to the realization that it is a violent world and we want it to be that way. Oh sure, we give lip service to the idea of wanting peace and contentment, love and tolerance but deep down we really love, want, no need violence in our world. Think about it.

Bear with me here because my thoughts may jump around a bit.

Look all around you. Television, movies, comics, novels. video games and real life, it is all about violence, hate, killing, maiming, destruction and revenge. Come on now, you know I'm right. You don't want me to be right; you want to believe that I'm just spouting idiotic ideas, but no, deep down you have this nagging feeling that I may just be right on the button.

I remember in my drive-in theatre managing days, I used to have mother's come to the boxoffice with young children and ask me if there was nudity in  the movie we were showing. I usually said 'no' but it was extremely violent. Their answer, "Oh, that's okay, as long as there is no nudity." Trying not to smack them on the head (see there's a violent mood), I said no, but heads and arms are ripped off. They respond that it's okay as they see that type of violence at home on television and in video games. Can you believe these women?  They would rather let them see violence before seeing a bare breast. Violence trumps the beauty of God's creations. Point.

Television. CSI, NCIS, Bones and others all show morbund violence and body parts. Cable shows that are considered to be well written all glorify violence, just look at Dexter and OZ among others. At the same time shows like FAMILY GUY are under fire by The Parents Televsion Council because of sexual jokes and because a horse licks Peter's bare butt. They have gone as far as petitioning Apple Computers to not advertise on TWO AND A HALF MEN because they are too sexually liberal on the show. The producer creator, Chuck Lorre, asked them what happened to freedom of speech and also wondered if their hands were crippled  because all they had to do was change the channel. Okay, so where are these bastions of our morality when it comes to violence. Do they try to stop the shows I mentioned at the beginning of this paragraph? Nope, because violence seems to be okay. Point.

Movies. Do I really need to explain this one? The average teen (males especially) and the up to 40's audience find movies boring if...there no explosions, no guns of any kind, no terror, no body parts, no characters being blown up to teeny pieces and no racing car crashes that bend people in origami like shapes. Swords cutting people to pieces are also good along with psychotic madmen killing indiscriminately and of course we watch soldiers being blown to pieces of flesh as well. Oh and let's not forget that if teenagers have sex in a horror movie, God will send Jason or some other sicko to make you pay for this nasty behaviour. It seems that according to movie producers and a lot of the population, God likes violence and not sex because he sends these killers to dispatch the young sex starved sinners. Rarely do you see some teenager who mows done other teenagers, being visited by a nasty monster to send them to the great beyond. I guess they believe God accepted the idea of violence but not sex.

See everyone flocks to this type of films because they are being given what they crave...VIOLENCE. This of course is proven by the millions upon millions paid at boxoffices by these lovers of violence. The Academy Award ©  pictures that are mostly quiet, artsy films put together couldn't make as much money as THE DARK KNIGHT.

Speaking of THE DARK KNIGHT let's bounce into the comics and graphic novel arena. These items that everyone seems to think are for kids (they are not by the way) are just dripping with violence today. Comic characters regularly behead people, cut or rip off arms (Superboy turned evil, tore both arms off of one hero), fingers are sliced off, women are raped, killed and maimed. One hero exploded destroying an entire city. Writers today do not know how to write a story that isn't filled with violent acts. They of  course say they do this because it is realistic. The fact is that these writers only believe in violence so they turn their heroes of childhood into killers and foul language spouters because they believe that life is all about violence. It exists in real life so let's fill our media with this reality . They see it as necessary to warp our childhood heroes into vile heroes because this is what they believe a hero is albout. They find it difficult to accept a super boy scout like SUPERMAN.

I have collected comics since I was a child but today I wouldn't buy a comic, for my grandson or granddaughter, of my heroes of old. Archie is one of the only comics safe to buy. We need some CASPERS, LITTLE LULU, SUGAR AND SPIKE among others to give to the younger set. Luckily stores like Big B comics and Comic One have a nice collection of cheap old comics to buy for the younger set.

Look, stories and art are better written and drawn today but I never felt dirty and disgusted after reading those comics of my youth. Today I read them still but I feel revolted after I read the majority of today's comics. Violence is  so bad in comics today that I wouldn't be surprised if picked some comic up one day and saw blood dripping out of it. There are times that I feel ashamed buying these new comics. I have lots of friends who have finally given up and refuse to buy most of today's comics. Instead they purchase collected graphic novels of older comics from the days that heroes were really heroes. They even sell off  their new comics because they have had enough of their heroes turning into creatures of violence.I watched WONDER WOMAN break the neck of a villiian; Batman becoming more and more violent. Even Superman a few years ago actually killed three super powered villians to save earth. Lucky they wrote that happening out of the last new re-imaging of the character. Marvel characters wallow in violence. Captain America was actually seen kicking and stomping the head of a man he put down.

Why are the comic companies doing what they were criticized for doing in the fifties; something that nearly destroyed the industry at that time. Why are companies doing this? They need to do it to hold on to the dwindling audience thay have and that audience believes the world to be a violent place and want violent heroes to deal with violent villians that can not be stopped by just the threat of prison. It's the way it is. Here is a list of violent acts in a special 6 issue limited series from DC comics called THE TERROR TITANS.  We won't tally the punchouts since they are normal super hero behaviours. One miniscule character is cut in half; one fallen hero is shot dead in the head; two villians have their heads sliced in half; one innocent  has her fingers sliced off; another one has the spine ripped out of his body; one young villianess stabs her mother to death; one heroine stabs another heroine in the  ear; a young villian puts his father into a wall cutting him in half; a young kid cuts his gay boyfriend to death; one young hero splits open the head of another young character; a villian puts a hole into the chest of  a father; one young villianess breaks her mother's neck; one young girl is forced to blow herself up and finally one villian totally blows the flesh off a female character. Point.

Children have been growing up since the eighties with war being broadcast in great detail over the airwaves. War has become a spectator sport. Young people today see religious zealots blow up buildings killing hundreds, sometimes thousands of people at one time. The youth around the world see this as a normal way of life now. Their musical heroes sing about violence, revenge and killing. Young people see it as being cool to shoot others over even the smallest slight or for not showing respect. My God, kids are killing other kids for their running shoes that are worth hundreds of dollars. Other youth in certain races or religions are so accustomed to violence that they are willing to become human bombs because they feel it is their duty and it is a way to a better afterlife. It would be funny if it weren't so sad.

People today see life as not worth much because we are bombarded with news and religions that tell us that we are not of much value except as cannon fodder for zealots, armies and corporations who need us to buy their products. People see that the strong and violent people win out and that greedy men and women win over the poor. They believe that the those willing to kill will always be on top. Youth feel they can get away with vile acts because they see violent terrorists and religious zealots get away with the violence they foment. They see the leaders of the world act like thugs and escape sanctions. This all causes everyday people to assume that they to can escape punishment and that if they are violent and cruel they will be respected. Arrest and inprisonment becomes a badge of honour.

What do we do to stop this trend? NOTHING!!! Why, because rightfully so the average citizen is too afraid to get involved for fear of  reprisals and guns pulled on them. Be a good samaritan and you don't have to worry about just being punched and kicked...oh no...you worry about a gun being used on you. So we live in fear, quake in our boots and sit back and let the world around us get more violent. We sit back and let Middle East terrorists, terrify us so much so that we are even afraid to use our free speech in fear of their threats of violent reprisals. The youth see this as a weakness of our generation and decide that violence and terror works and so they terrorize their parents, their friends, their teachers and anyone else in their way. What do we do? We cower in the corner giving credence to their beliefs. Is it any wonder they do this? These young people are surrounded worldwide by powerful killers and criminals that they see as winners.  Real and fictious characters win when they are violent. Their heroes have become violent and their world is violent and so they are violent. They do not believe for a moment that the meek will inherit the earth. They believe and know that those willing to be violent go out in a blaze of glory,  will always be the strongest and they will always be feared.

Who do these violent kids and terrorists fear? They only give a minimum amount of thought and fear to law enforcement and soldiers because they too carry weapons and can kill them. Even then it isn't much of a fear because they believe they are invulnerable to death. The general public they do not fear at all because the citizenry can be intimidated easily at the point of a gun or when faced by bombs. They see us only as cannon fodder & suppliers of funds to continue their violent ways.

So, is it a violent world? You decide. No don't bother, you know it is a violent world and you relish and thrive in it. It thrills you. It makes you feel more alive. Okay, alive until some ass with a gun, bigger than him puts a bunch of holes into you. That's okay though, because dead you will go to a better place and if you're a believer in Islam you will finally get your 96 virgins in heaven. That has to be better than what you have on this planet.

My suggestion to you is learn to live with it and eventually die with it or learn how to fight and shoot and swing a sword because it could save your life. Of course then you become just as violent as those other guys. Oh well, at least the media isn't going to be boring over the years ahead.


Friday March 06, 2009
Heh!! I just had to throw this one your way


Friday March 06, 2009
HELL freezing over

I received one of those funny letters people send you. This got me thinking.

You can read the letter below but what is interesting is one statement that was made in the body of the letter. It's funny, I never thought of it but I should have. My buddy Karl, who will probably read this at some time will agree with me that we should have thought of this one a long time ago.

Virtually every religion, on this mudball we call Earth, tells us that if we do this or that or we don't believe in their form of religion we will go to HELL. Well since none of the religion mix together then according to Christians you will go to Hell if you are a pagan. If you are Islamic you believe that those that don't follow your teachings then off you go to the firepits of the horny guy. The Mormons and the Angelicans and Heaven knows who else, believe that non-believers will be well roasted after death as well. So, if this is the case, then I guess the letter is true, we will all go to Hell no matter what we do or how good we are. I guess we should all do what we want and learn how to use whips and chains and handcuffs...yowza!!!!

Oh, unless I'm wrong we won't see any Buddhists in Hell because  they don't belief in Hell and believe that we all come back eventually....but wait. The other religions consider them pagans so they will go to Hell but they believe in reincarnation so they will get out of Hell...BUT...if what Buddhists believe is true, than we will all come back therefore we will get out of Hell, so the theory brought forth in  the letter may not actually work.

Darn isn't religion a bitch. Doesn't this type of thinking actually show you that religions aren't reeeeaaally what they pretend to be....maybe, just maybe they are nothing more than useless, war creating crutches. Think on it.

Karl and I will think about it for a few minutes and then we'll  go have a drink of amaretto and sambuca and realize that Heaven is in something we enjoy and in that which is pleasant and that Hell is when gorgeous women find you to darn old to give you the time of day. Darn!!!

Now on to the letter below....

HELL EXPLAINED BY A CHEMISTRY STUDENT
The following is an actual question given on a University of  Washington chemistry mid term. 
The answer by one student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well : 

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? 

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant. 

One student, however, wrote the following: 

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how
many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today. 

Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same,
the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.  This gives two possibilities: 

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.  

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over. 

So which is it? 

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct......leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting 'Oh my God.' 

THIS STUDENT RECEIVED AN A+


Sunday March 01, 2009
Bottled water...why??

I remember when I was nagged into selling bottled water at The Starlite Drive-In. One of the partners kept telling me that we should sell it because it was the next big thing. I fought it tooth and nail insisting people would not be silly enough to pay for water when they could get it for free from taps. I finally caved in and I quickly discovered that, yes, people were silly enough to buy this bottled water. I even started drinking it. The mark up on the water was pretty good and it sold cases every day so it became a staple but I never realized just how insidious this was going to become.

In my foolishness and yours as well, I didn't realize that we were selling city tap water that was just processed by the Coke people, the Nestles people and Pepsi companies and then simply bottled. I did not realize that I was paying more per gallon of water than I was for gasoline. None of use really concerned ourselves with the plastic bottles that quickly began to litter the dumps and for what? It wasn't mineral water or sparkling water, it was just plain tap water on the majority, and we were conned into drinking it. I can understand buying it when in an area where tap water wasn't available or was just crappy but drinking it at home is just plain stupid.

My wife solved the problem by getting one of theose large Brita filter containers. Now I just fill drinking bottles when I go out biking or driving around. I'm saving a fortune and reducing plastic waste. We bought a 36 pack case for our New Year's Eve party and to this date we still have 30 bottles sitting there. We just got out of using it and we don't miss it one bit.

Remember municipal tape water is tested much more frequently than bottled water so you are getting good water and if you want it filtered then buy a Brita or some other filtration system. You'll save mucho dineros and the environment as well.


Sunday March 01, 2009
The Simpsons

I remember seeing the Tracy Ullman show, when was it, twenty odd years ago??
Her comedy show was alright but she introduced a new and interesting cartoon short based on a dysfunctional cartoon family called The Simpsons on April 19, 1987.
I watched the show just to see this cartoon and then it finally received it's own series on the Fox Network, in 1990. It's now heading towards its 500th episode. Not bad, eh?

The thing that makes the Simpsons special is that it will become the longest running television show since GUNSMOKE. The western lasted 20 years on the air from 1955 to 1975 and so has The Simpsons. This Emmy winning cartoon series will definitely make 22 years on the air since FOX has renewed it for another two years. It will be the longest running primetime television series ever.  Oh and by the way it has won 24 Emmy among many other awards. In case you were off the planet for a while then you should know they even made one movie in 2007.  Not bad for a dysfunctional family, right?

It has survived because the show stays fresh in the hands of some excellent writers and head man Mat Groening. I think that we will probably see it around for a few years even after this extension. Three cheers for the funny yellow skinned first family of Springfield.


Friday February 27, 2009
Chechen leader Kadyrov imposes strict brand of Islam

Click on the headline to read this article... Chechen leader Kadyrov imposes strict brand of Islam

This article should make you sick to read.

To think this crap goes on around the world is a nauseating thought. What I don't understand is why so many people believe this Islamic religion should be respected, when they don't even respect their own people. How can the world population accept in this day and age a religion or a people who  even say that women are possessions and not free individuals. How can people around the world accept comments from government leaders who actually say that all women are good for only  having babies. That is sick. I said something like that in most of the Western world I would be branded some type of deviant and yet we are told we have to respect a religion that preaches this type of crap. Why?

Why the f&*k are all you women out there actually believing that Muslim women are the way they are because they want to be. They wear and spout the trappings because they have to, or do they really believe that they are only baby making possessions of men and accept it willingly. It is hard to imagine that SLAVES would take anything like this willingly. Black slaves did not accept it without threats to their lives. Well thes Muslim women accept it because their lives are being threatened. Anyone who tells you otherwise is plainly lying to you out of fear. How many times do you hear and read of young Muslim women who decide to go their own way only to be maimed, tortured or killed as honour killings. The world should place sanctions against governments or countries that spout this bullshit crap, instead of supporting it by doing and saying nothing.

Reading this article should make you sick and if it doesn't then you obviously believe women should be slaves. You obviously think that it was quite all right to put bullets into seven young women's heads because they supposedly were of loose morals because they were seen on dates. You obviously believe it was quite alright for the families to kill them to protect their own honour.

Perhaps if you really believe this, then you are MORONIC IDIOTS. This whole thing totally disgusts me so I am outta here for now.


Friday February 27, 2009
McGinty stupidity

$300.00 is  a cash grab!!!!

This new provincial government proposal to have us get an energy audit when selling our homes...does nothing but pad provincial coffers. I would rather be told that we have to give the treasury an extra $300 when we sell a house then to get conned into believing this is going to help home buyers. Any home buyer who is interested in the homes energy efficiency can do so by paying  an energy auditor at their expense. This whole thing just puts a new strain on housing sales. The marketplace needs more impediments like it need holes in the walls. If the government wants to improve our energy efficiency then start off with rules for new homes and cover at least 90% of people's retrofits and improvements to their home. If they did this then we we can see they are putting their  money (oops, our money), where their mouths are.

Remember how emmisssions testing was supposed to help...well did it? No, it didn't. Will this new stupid idea work? No it won't.


Friday February 27, 2009
Ditching farmers road side signs

Stupid!!!!

Good old Hamilton's by-law people and those who control them are idiots. Ontario and everyone else who isn't on the Hamilton City Council are promoting eating locally grown foods. So what do these idiots do...they stop these poor, hardworking farmers from letting people know that they exist by banning simple roadside signs. Farmers like my uncle work hard, plugging away trying to make a living and being good city citizens. These guys spend their money here and do all they can for their city and families and the city rewards them by putting obsticales in their path.

If you can do anything to help these farmers then do so by calling your councilmen and councilwomen to get them to reverse their stupid move and maybe we can all enjoy the fruits of their labours.

Read the Hamilton Spectator article by clicking here.

"GOOD THINGS GROW IN ONTARIO."

"STUPIDITY GROWS IN HAMILTON CITY COUNCIL."


Thursday February 26, 2009
Godless and free...do we need relgion

Well here is the last commentary from Mr. Condell for now. He speaks about religion in a way that he hits it home for me. He has come the closest to my beliefs than anyone I've listened to. I am relgious but no the way most people are. I do not believe in dogma of religions. I find it goes against everything that God would believe in. Religion is the ruination of mankind and as long as we need it we will never no true peace in the world because those who are religion's caretakers want, no, NEED to maintain the status quo. They need us to be prisoners of dogma so they can control us. They want us to to die for God, go to churches for God, kill for God, donate money for God and give them our complete obedience for God.

Understand one important thing about all gods...if we stop believing in them, they will cease to exist. They are there for us and not we for them. Understand this and you will truly be free and able to worship what is good for you  and not the death religions that others want you to worship.

Listen once again to the video by CLICKING HERE.


Thursday February 26, 2009
Shame on the Netherlands...a country compromised my Islam.

This British Commentator, Mr. Condell brings us another video about the abuses to freedom in Europe and especially in the Netherlands.. I can not believe that a country so proud of it's freedom of speech and its tolerance has been driven to it's knees by the world's chief exporters of terror and intolerance. Actually making religious insults a criminal offence. Can you believe this horse crap?

I think I finally see why we have a growing gang culture in North America and Europe. It seems that if you can threaten and kill people then governments and citizens will fear you and give you what you want. It seems that we have Islamic thugs to thank for that. It's too bad that that these extremists will one day lead the world into a major religious war or into a new society where our children and grandchildren will be ruled by SHARIA law and our women will once again lose all their rights and be just plain baby making machines. I guess this idea must be very appealing to men, huh?

Listen to the video by CLICKING HERE.


Thursday February 26, 2009
Freedom go to hell

This British Commentary, Mr. Condell, is really good...here is another video about the abuses to freedom in Great Britain. I agree with him completely. The Christian West is beling led like sheep to the slaughter by political correctness and politicians who feel they can only stay in power if they go along with Islamic hoodlums. They always threaten us with violence when they want something. Hmm!! Must be a cultural thing, don't you think?

CLICK HERE for the video.


Thursday February 26, 2009
British Commentator on Islam and Saudi Arabia

A British commentator does not mince words when he speaks on Saudi Arabia Human Rights Commission launching a human rights violation  complaint in Copenhagen that Muslims in Europe are denied human rights. Okay stop laughing....get off the floor already. Can you believe that Saudi Arbia has a Human Rights Commission? Okay now I have to stop laughing.

Listen to this video and try not to laugh to hard when you hear what these guys are trying to pull off. This is a no holds barred commentary with good insight.

CLICK HERE to view the video.


Monday February 23, 2009
81st Academy Awards

Well they're over. This low budget Academy Awards was nice to see. Streamlined and ending at a good time. The advertising dollars were scarce this year and I'm sure that affected the program budget. It was the way to go this year.

Hugh Jackman...great. He did a great job and the guy sure can sing and dance.

Tina Fey and Steve Martin best presenters of the night.

Ben Stiller was the worst presenter of the night...what was it he was trying to do...who knows.....who cares.

Best moments...Heath Ledger's best supporting actor acceptance speeches from his family and Jerry Lewis getting his lifetime achievement award. This was long overdue.

I was disappointed that Sean Penn received Best Actor as I really wanted the underdog. Mickey Rourke to grab this oscar.

I'm not sure because maybe I blinked but during the  montage of those who passed away this past year I missed Heath Ledger. Did anybody see him in the montage? I hope I just missed him.

Well that's it for this year. If you want to see the winners click here.


Saturday February 14, 2009
God given free will.

The Catholic religion has constantly stressed...when it is benifical to them, that God has given us free will, an important part of our religion. So why is it that the very same Church tries to do their level best to take this GOD GIVEN RIGHT of FREE WILL away from us.

I don't neseccarily believe in any of the following but I would like to know that others and maybe myself if it comes down to it, have our free will to choose our destinies in anyway we see fit. If a woman wants an abortion, it is her God given right to use HER FREE WILL to do so. I don't agree with it but then again I'm not a woman. I don't believe in killing anyone but then I'm not a cop or a soldier facing down the barrel of someones gun. I don't believe that we should have euthansia but then again I'm not in the position at this time to need this use of my Free Will. I practice my religion because I have the free will to do so; not because the Church tells me I have to, as other more rigid religions do. If I decide to do something wrong I will do it because of free will and if it is against the public policy then I will have to take the punishment given to me.

What this about was the cap happening in Rome, Italy recently. Read the article by clicking here.

This girl had a right to die and since the decision was up tot eh parents they had the right to use their free will do do what they feel was needed for the benefit of their child. It's time that Churches and Religions worldwide recognized this fact. Would I be able to do this to a child of mine? At this time and place I would say no but then again I am not in that position so it is easy for me to say this now. If I was in the position to have to make a choice, well I would like to think that I would be able to exercise my God given free will and not their dictates.


Saturday February 14, 2009
Signs of the times

I was reading an article in the Hamilton Spectator on how each day brings new signs that the economy is not quite on a steady track.Job losses are out of sight and people are hording their money, just like me. Here are some samples of tough times that I found interesting.

U.S. GIRL SCOUT cookies are now smaller making them cheaper to make and cheaper to sell.

Couples are fighting more over money during this economic crisis.

Banks are practicing risk aversion by not lending money; consumers don't spend and businesses don't produce with credit and loans.

The governments are trying to tell people to spend to the economy going, but that's hard to do when yo are afraid that tomorrow you may not have a job. We all know this would work but are not willing to take the chance.

Many immigrants are leaving the new world because they are losing jobs. People in Canada are mving around the coountry to find work as well.

WalMart is even hit by all this as sales drop even for them. They are laying off thousands to save money but they even cut down the size of their business cards, THe cards are now one third of their regular size and cost two thirds less to produce.

Vogue, poor vogue has gone down from 840 pages in 2007 to only 226 pages this year. Obviously advertisers are being frugal but you cheap out of work bastards refuse to spend your rent money on expense clothes made for pennies in other countires...booo hoo hoo, I feel so sorry for those as*wipes who took their manufacturing to other countries to save money but still charge us ridiculous prices. Where do these ding-a-lings think we were going to get money if they took the workers pay to send their jobs to some Asian country like let's say...CHINA???

Some rich people are so worried about showing they have money to spend that they are buying plain labels so as not to show off their wealth. Yeah, they're afraid some of those out of work types may rob them.

OHHH!!! This is so sad...it seems that the poor Saudi Billionaire Prince Walid Bin Talal posted a $8.26 billion quarterly loss because his assets are drop in value. Okay now, everybody say it with me...ahhh, poor babbby!!!

Companies are trying to get more employees to take extra days off without pay so they don't have to lay off people. This is only one of the smart ideas out there. Better for workers to get something than to get nothing.

The military in Canada and in the USA is receiving a 90% increase in new recruits. Hey, this is a good idea, three squares a day, a place to sleep, training to shoot and kill (get them ready for the upcoming future World-Religious War coming soon to a planet near you) and you get to travel without paying exhorbitant flight fees.

Colleges and Universities are getting a higher attendance. Might as well stay in school...no jobs out there.

A good thing is that more retail outlets are slashing prices just to stay open and not go oout of business.

Hudson's Bay has such poor sales that they are laying off 1,000 jobs to save $150 million.

Even online sales are down. Ebay sales are falling sharply. Their sales have dropped 30%, the first decline since it started in 1995. Hmmm...buy some collectables or buy food??? That's a tough one isn't it?

Free online gaming is on the increase. Save money don't buy those overly expensive games. Of course as their advertising revenue drops these sites may start shutting down or charging more.

Vegas visits are now shorter and less money is being bet. I guss they figured people are stupid enought o blow their rent money  on a losing proposition.

MUZAK HOLDING INCE. the guys who supply music to elevators and such have filed for bankrupcy protection in the US.

In Canada the numbe rof bankrupcies have gone up 47% in December of 2008 ove rhte previous year. Gee I wonder why?

Hamilton hospitals are thinking of no longer serving hot meals to their patients to save money. This is really stupid...a great way to help patients get better isn't it?

Of course some companies benefit...bankrupcy trustees, Ikea (cheap, cheap furniture), Lowe's (Canadian federal tax crdits for renovations will help them), Netflix in the US have rising prospects as more people stay home to watch movies

Oh and just in case you think everything is all bad news, Cineplex Odeon Theatres say that this past holiday season did tremendous business. It seems like in the last great depression, movie going is the more affordable night out still even with the ridiculously high prices. They are correct because most poeple are social animals and so they like to go out among other people. Most of us have been trained to accept theatre prices as reasonable and so many still go out to movies. BUT...BIG BUT....last depression movies were only 10 cents....a far cry from todays prices. We will have to wait and see how long this romance lasts.

I do recommend that if you do want to go out and enjoy a movie among others then go to the drive-in theatres. You get two movies (at least), you don't need babysitters, sometimes some will give you extra entertainment, the food is more varied than theatres (the smart drive-in owner will have this) and sometimes a little cheaper. The social aspect is much better as you get to socialize during the night with friends and other patrons. It's a much better deal.


Saturday February 14, 2009
Actors pay

I was thinking about how President Obama and our politicians are all going on about how Corporate leaders and Wall street types should take cuts in pay to halp save their companies. I go along wholeheartedly with this idea but they seem to have left out a fairly large group of money grubbing citizens out there.

ACTORS...not the hard working character actors but the superstar actors. Wouldn't it help the industry and the economy if these guys weren't demanding $25 million or more a picture. Guys like Will Smith, Jim Carrey, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and the rest should stop asking for so much money and the studios should stop handing out these incredible amounts of money.

Actors are workers like anyone else and sure they may deserve some more money then other workers but still they are only talented workers, like hundreds of thousand other talented workers in other fields. The only thing that makes them special are that they have agents, the rest of us don't. I know alot of actors and other workers will say it is a capitalist system so they should be able to get the most they can but in these economic times they should show some leadership along with politicians and corporate bigwigs and take a cut to lead the way.

Maybe if they didn't take as much...just maybe the studios could cut down on their costs for films and have those cuts trickle down to the dvd's we buy. Okay stop laughing....I know, you doubt thiswill ever happen any more than I do. Nice to think about it though, isn't it?


Friday February 06, 2009
important moments

The wife and I proudly have aquired a new grandson on Feb 4...Little Michael. Congrats to Kelly and Lou. They really should have called him Vince though...it is a great name...can't go wrong with that.

On the sad note...today marks that ten years ago my dad died. What is sad about that is that he would have just loved seeing all his great grandchildren. To bad it had to go that way. It is nice though that I believe that in death we become connected to the universe and somehow we will know when important things happen in the lives of those we leave behind.

He took a chance and suffered quite a bit to bring my mother and I over from Italy so that we could have a better life and for that the whole family thanks him.

Our mother Rosa, myself, Lina, Angela, Cosimo and all the grandchildren will remmeber him and we will try to make sure that his great grandchildren will learn some stories of him.

Dad is out their roaming the grandeur of the universe and we wish him the best until we meet again if that is the way it goes.


Friday February 06, 2009
What sucks??

Here are some things that SUCK......

Government, banks, politicians, cheating lottery salespeople, me not winning the big lottery, POOCH CAFE in the comic pages, pizza palces that use stupid high acid cheap tomatoes that give you wicke heartburn, people who complain their kids have trouble breathing while they smoke a cigarette in tehir face, MacDonald burgers (they were better when they used worm protein in them), having to stay away from french fries...with gravy and malt vingear (this really sucks), doctor's who don't listen to their patients because they know it all but can't be bothered to really go out and learn it all, Prime Minister Stephen (what a loser) Harper, politicians (worth repeating twice), not having the time or money to go see all the movies you want, the lack of 48 hour days to get everything done, 3-D movies for kids who couldn't ell the difference if you through it in their face, wearing 3-d glasses, arrogant actors, arrogant teachers, arrogant drivers who wait until you signal before they try to cut you off, Batman manga comics, the lack of respect for life and FUN in today's comic books, computer technicians who want your money but treat you like some type of ignorant jackass for  not understanding computer terms, Batman dying....AGAIN....Captain AMerica dying ans sitting around for years befor ethey bring him back because you know they need him alive because they would never wnat to lose the billions he brings in....OKAY BREATHE......

What sucks??? People who take kids to movies that look like kids movies but are really kids movies for adults...did you get that...CORALINE for example...IGOR for another....parents who think it is okay to have their kids watching movies with people being torn apart but cringe at the idea of them seeing a bare breast (this sucks really bad)....here's more that sucks...you ready.....too many reality shows, too many leagl tv shows, to many cop shows, to many paranoid conspiracy shows...not enough old fashioned fun cartoons...okay FAMILY GUY and SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS don't count...oops SIMPSONS as well.

Frank Miller thinking he could do a movie of THE SPIRIT really sucks....More suckables are heading your way....getting aknee operation and being out of commission during the key summer months, religion and religious zealots, people who think the Bible is accurate and yet refuse to really acknowledge what it says....SQUIRRELS....more SQUIRRELS...oh they really suck when they eat my pears....son-in-laws who won't come to dig my garden when I'm out of commission, wives who somehow really belief that as men get older we lose all sense of common sense and knowledge, escargot that costs too much, prostate problems, losing one's hair (especially if you are woman), not getting enough sex, babystting grandkids that seem to save all their poop until you have to change them....pee---uuuuu!!!!

BLUERAY disks that have so much shit on them that you will never have the time or inclionation to watch, movie companies who put on all this shit just so they can charge you more, film distributors who sell their $24 movies to us and sell those same movies to Chinese for $2 to stem piracy.....wait a sec here...hahhahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! yup that's the way to convince the other countries not to pirate movies...the music industry who needs to get into the real world...with the exception of SPIRAL FROG...comic book stories that take 4 years to finish a plot line....you hear that DC Comics...Marvel Comics??? It sucks when they close down local movie theatres so we get forced to travel miles for big box cinemas, drive-in theatres with losey food, losey drive-in managers who refuse to treat patrons with some iota of sonsideration, drive-ins who don't give out fog checks when it fogs up, movie theatres that sell tickets on line so that those who actually get up to go early to the boxoffice can't get a ticket, people who do everything they can to scam movie theatres for free tickets, COSTCO...who could possible eat all the quantity they try to sell you before it expires...they just want you fat, insurance companies who want your money but never want to pay up, doctor's who solve all your drug related problems with another drug, doctor's who are quick to ask you if you want VIAGRA or CIALAS because the drugs they prescribe gives you erectile dysfunction, people who wear to sets of socks to bed and then complain that they feel unbearably hot at night, wives who don't want to give you sex more than once a month and then complain when you try to ease their stress by going out and getting it with someone who enjoys it....okay lets continue on another paragraph.

Weather stations who couldn't get the weather right even if it was pouring rain on them, stupid television corporations who buy out good local tv stations and then proceed to screw them up, not enough HOUSE OF FRIGHTENSTEIN reruns, babies that puke all over you when all you did was try to make them happy by feeding their hungry maws, to many reruns of FRIENDS, not enough reruns of Two and Half Men, not letting viewers finally see Mulder and Scully having dirty, raunchy extraterrestial sex, stupid studios who get upset because people upload clips from their favourite shows on to youtube which usually garner them more viewers on their network shows,....

BREATHE....BREATHE....

bottled water...I still can't believe we really are stupid enough to buy them and sell them, drug companies, drug company advertising, drug compnay lies, drug company propaganda, drug companies who want to start little kids on cholestral medication (can't disguise that money grab any way you try), drug companies (worth repeating many more times), people who can't seem to get through a sentence without using the word f*#k, rap music (okay most of it but not all of it), people who believe reality exists only in movies, guns, gun manufacturers, gun sellers, gun buyers, gun shooters, getting hit by a bullet....it really sucks getting killed by a bullet, gangs whose only self worth is in the handling and using a gun, young gang members who really can't seem to understand they will eventually all lose, stepping on a stingray really sucks along with being caressed by a poisonous jellyfish, mushy jello, sucking back salt water in Mexico when you are snorkelling, not being able to go on vacation every other weeks really sucks, scifi stations that show non sci-fi shows, Knightrider, the cancellation of PUSHING DAISIES and ELI STONE, replacing good tv shows with crappy reality shows, that stupid commercial with that dog shlurpping for 30 seconds inside a dogfood bag, unrelenting spam mail, spam mail for viagara, those stupid phone calls that harrass you all day and night....tahnk god that some have stopped since the no call list (did you know that if you call those 800 numbers back thay wgive you an option to put yourself on tehir no call list???? Yup!!!),

Microsoft sucks really bad, the cost of software really sucks, finding out that you never really own any software you buy (try selling a program liek Macaffee on ebay),, the cost of gas, cola products (cause I can't have any), eamils from people who want to give me hundreds of thousands of dollars as long as I give them my bank info...uh huh.... people who fall for that crap, the constant software upgrades, the constant video changes...hell, blueray is already heading out, the fact technocracy parties failed, not enough comediand like the Marx Bros and Abott and Costello, white high school guys trying to be like black kids....you're white stupid...you can't pull it off, ethnic groups with chips on their shoulders, immigrants who bring their shit to Canada with them, organized crime from other countries that take foothold here...we don't need you...we have perfectly good criminals of our own...we really don't need you, tasers really suck...they make police lazy and careless, radar units who are never around when you are driving the speed limit and everyone flies past you with horns blaring. radar units who seem to suddenly appear the one day you decide to speed for teh first tiem in months, arrogant teenagers, arrogant adults, loins and tigers who try to eat you just because you want to go up and pet the cute pussycats, everyone telling you to stop eating as much meat, vegans, the damn freezing weather. It sucks that we have global warming and we get colder weather, the fact that new species of inects appear everyday and we can't seem to have any new species of humans appear, like gorgeous green women (green is my favourite colour), the re-working of the Star Trek mythology, the ending of the Stargate tv shows. It sucks that DEXTER is such a nice guy and he's a killer. Remaking classic movies that fail miserable because the studios fail to realize why they were successful in the first place...

NOW YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY SUCKS....I have more to ad but I need to wrap this up. More to come someday.


Friday February 06, 2009
capitalism

CAPITALISM is great...CAPITALISM running amok is not great...it's BAD!!!!

Will someone try to make them understand.....okay hold on a second....I just had to say this but....sorry...I just have to do this...I can't help it...I...I.... oh what the heck...BWAAAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA...BWAHHHAAHHHHAHHHHH...shnortle...hahahahhahahahaha....snicker...BWAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Okay I'm done with this!!!


Friday February 06, 2009
Nuns run better hospitals

When I worked at ST. JOE'S HOSPITAL years ago, the nuns ran the place and they ran it well. I never remember them not having operating capital problems. The place was a better place to go. Now that corprations run the hospitals it seems their pays are more important than your health care, but isn't hat the way it is for all money grubbing corporations.

I can  not believe what they are doing to the nurses....THE FREAKIN' NURSES...the people who keep the hospitals running and keep the patients moving through. Hey, hospital corporations, politicians.....HEALTH OF YOUR POPULACE COMES FIRST. Screw fixing roads, and putting up pretty box stores and parking lots and taking bigger pay raises...think first of medical care because sick people do not help the country...they don't produce, they don't buy things, they don't pay taxes and probably can't even get up to vote. You need healthy people to keep the country healthy and to keep those people healthy we need excellent health care. We need more doctors and nurses and medical facilaties. We need more not less. Cutting nurses...what a load of  discarded scrubs (okay I got tired of saying a-holes).


Friday February 06, 2009
Hooray for Obama

I haven't said to much about Obama because others have said plenty...but...I have to congratulate him on trying to rein in all those corporate a-holes who only care about their bank account and couldn't give a rat's patootie about yours.

Congrats on limiting their pays if the government bails them out. You don't get money to help your business stay afloat just so you can give yourselves a nice hefty bonus. A-holes!!!!


Friday February 06, 2009
Conservative ignorance

I just can not belief that the Convervative human Resources minister actually had the balls to say that people who have lost their jobs would become lazy and not try to find other jobs, if, they increased the E.I. payment periods. Well, hey, the Conservatives would know all about that, I guess.

They sure are fighting hard to stay on feeding at the public teat. I guess they probably feel that since they are lowlife public teat suckers, then all those hard working people who were canned will also become public teat suckers and as we all know, teat suckers hate sharing the teats with anyone else.

Conservative crap is now as bad as Liberal crap...lets face it once we elect them, they really don't give a rat's ass about you, the voter, UNTIL...the next election of course. During the campaigns they put on their poufy little faces and tell you how sweet they are and how much they want to help you, the poor lowly taxpayer with all your problems. Then once elected they all seem to become afflicted with communal alzheimers.

Lazy....what crap!!!! Maybe those lazy unemployed people who have a vote, will use it next time you push us to the poles, by kicking you off the public teat.


Friday February 06, 2009
Law must supersede religious beliefs

You know if you went to another country to visit or to live and even become a citizen of that country, you are subject to all it's laws...NOT....the ones that you feel you want to respect. The law is the law and religious beliefs should have no bearing.

In October, Ontario Court Justice Norris Weisman reached his "admittedly difficult decision" to force a muslim woman to testify without her niqab and  her face bared during a sexual assault trial. You can read an article here. Accused people in this country have the right to face their accusers in court and the defense has a right to be able to see reactions and emotions on a witnesses face anything less is unacceptable. If the witness refuses then her charges should be dismissed. The dignity of our court system needs to be protected with no exceptions...especially for religious dogma.

This unnamed muslim woman says she has the right to keep her face covered because it is part of her religion showing she has no real respect or acknowledge of our laws. She feels like many muslim women that they are above our laws  to protect some strange idea that the religion is more important. WRONG!!!!

The courts have dictated to other religions before, such as the Jehovah's Witnesses, so what is the difference. Of wait the difference is that Jehovah's Witnesses don't scare Western people because they don't bomb us, or our buildings. They don't send suicide bombers to scare us do they, so we dictate to them without fear of reprisals.

The fact is that deep down, even though we try to be tolerant of other religions we fear muslim extremism above all other things. We try to say that not all of them are extremists but hidden in our core we worry about some form of retaliation and so politicians, judges, police and regualr citizens try to convince themslves that it is quite alright ot bend the rules for them, because of our religious tolerance...BULLCRAP!!!

We are becoming weak-kneed cowering sycophants in the face of these potiental threats. The fact is that we have to stand up to people like this woman and say, "You want to live here and accept the benefits of the freedoms in this country, then learn to abide by our laws that allow you to live in peace." The greatest majority of muslims aren't violent in Canada and I really believe they are looking for a peaceful life, where their childreen aren't turned into human bombs. So, all I ask (we should all ask) is that they please abide by our laws which are more important than any religion. Do this and things will be better.

A pat on the back goes to the judge for standing firm. I would just like to see our politicians make it clear that the laws in this country supercede all religions and if they do not want to abide, then use the freedom, you have, to leave.


Friday January 09, 2009
Bald Eagle

Isn't it great to have bald eagles in the area. It seems some have come to the Dundas area. Give one up to Mother Nature. They are beautiful birds.

 


Friday January 09, 2009
Patrick Swayze

As you all know by now, the 56 year old Patrick Swayze has pancreatic cancer. I watched the interview with Barbara Walters and I go to tell you that man has spunk. I hope that if I was ever unfortunate enough to get some type of terminal illness, I would have his attitude. The man has courage. He will be starring in the the A&E series THE BEAST even though he may only be able to finish one season.

Swayze said that he probably has 2 years to live at the most and wants to make the most of the time he has. He knows that he will be remembered by his films. Everyone will remember DIRTY DANCING and GHOST so he has little to worry about.

In a nice touch Swayze and his wife Lisa of 33 years reaffirmed their love for each other by re-creating the classic story of Snow White including white stallion and coach. I wish the best for both of them and as long life as possible for Patrrick.


Thursday January 08, 2009
The children

I'm going to finish off today with just saying that the only real losers in this Israel-Gaza war (?) are the children. They suffer for thier parents sins and beliefs. These children will unfortunately propagate this hatred as they grow up because all tey will remember is the pain and death that they are told comes from the Jews. They will never see the other side and grow up with hatred at the lose of family and friends. The vicious circle will just not end unless something is done. The problem is what do you do to change things? Talks have failed, fighting is getting them nowhere and genocide seems to always hang over the heads of all those involved.

The losers will always be the children. For this I have no answer, but i do have sadness in my heart.


Thursday January 08, 2009
'Disproportionate' is dominant Muslims' intolerance of Jews

'Disproportionate' is dominant Muslims' intolerance of Jews by



Thursday January 08, 2009
CUPE union does what??

Where the hell does CUPE get the right to ask schools to ban Israeli speakers from lecturing in schools in Ontario??

Read this editorial from THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR and learn what thay said. Ryan wrong to propose ban....

So what did you think after reading that one, eh?  What ceases to amaze me is how, we a people who believes in freedom of speech and press constantly breeds brainless dimwits who try to destroy our very beliefs in freedom. Considering these idiots work in schools you would think that some of the intellect in the schools would rub off on them. Obviously it hasn't and probably won't because you have to have a brain in your head to absorb some information. Hey MORONS freedom of speech, a corner stone of our society, remember that...it's why your grandparents and parents fought in 2 wars. This Sid Ryan is a complete idiot and moron if he really believes in this claptrap he is spouting. He is probably a good guy normally but in this case he is wacked.


Thursday January 08, 2009
Gaza info

I read this letter to the editor by

Re: Gaza

There are recurring erroneous comments in articles and letters published about Gaza.

There is no occupation of Gaza. Israel left Gaza in September 2005. It is precisely because Israel gave Gaza back to the Palestinians that Hamas was able to take over and use it as a base for rocket attacks against Israeli civilians. Even if one's memory does not stretch back three years, rational thought would tell us that if Israel was already occupying Gaza, it would not need to re-enter it now.

Hamas complains there is no fuel for hospital generators, but there is enough to launch dozens of missiles daily. They can't supply milk for children, but manage to get explosives for warheads. The irony is that had they not been firing missiles at Israeli civilians, there would be no need for a siege. While Hamas spokespersons chant on YouTube about how they will kill Jews, Tzipi Livni, Israel's foreign minister, points out the need to integrate humanitarian aid with the military supplies coming in to Gaza. Paradoxically, more aid has come to the Gaza population from Israel than from its own leadership.

The people of Gaza have been hostages of Hamas far too long. They have had weapons depots placed in their mosques and homes, knowing this puts them at risk.

When the Israeli army warns them ahead of time of what areas to evacuate (and when in history has an army taken such huge risks to protect civilians?), the leaders of Hamas hide in their bunkers and plead on the radio for the civilians to protect them by being human shields. As demonstrators chant across the world, it is indeed time to free the people of Gaza -- time to free them from Hamas.

Brings interesting points up doesn't it?


Thursday January 08, 2009
Do we really need these gadgets??

Do really need Dick Tracy watches that show us who we are speaking to? DO we really need 3-D television at home?

The much smaller Consumer's Electronic Show  this year is introducing more crap we really don't need. The probalem is that young people feelt hay need them and so will go into debt for them at a time that is bad to do so.

Sony and Samsung are going to put out new televisions that provide smoother looking action scenes, 3-D capabilities and internet connections that can download movies, weather data and screen savers. Do we really neeed these things? Should people spend money on these things....OF COURSE NOT.

MattelInc is releasing the Mind Flex. This is a toy that comes with a brain scanning headset, so that when wearing it you can concentrate and a fan spins up to levitate a ball. When your thoughts are relaxed the ball goes down. This fall you get to waste a whole $80 on a piece of crap toy that only is made to take the mortgage money from your pockets. Let's show Mattel that we are not all sheep.

Nvidia Corp. is going to waste your money by selling you $109 dollar glasses that turn compatible monitors into 3-D displays. Oh yeah, baby, you really need this one. I bet putting food on the table would be more satisfying.

At least Niclas Tesla will be happy to know that his wireless transmission of power is being used for such mankind elevating ideals as charging your cell phone and laptops.

Thank God that most peole will realize that there are better ways to spend your money. This better way is, rent, food and clothes andything else is purely superficial.


Thursday January 08, 2009
Another bailout request...from the porn industry

“The take here is that everyone and their mother want to be bailed out from the banks to the big three,” said Owen Moogan, spokesman for Larry Flynt. “The porn industry has been hurt by the downturn like everyone else and they are going to ask for the $5 billion. Is it the most serious thing in the world? Is it going to make the lives of Americans better if it happens? It is not for them to determine.”

Francis said in a statement that “the US government should actively support the adult industry’s survival and growth, just as it feels the need to support any other industry cherished by the American people.”

Okayyyyy! The porn industry is probably one of the most recession proof businesses going. Mr. Flint is just being a bit funny here asking for $5 billion in bailout money for the porn industry. It's a nice publicity ploy and I do believe he is trying to make a point.

Too many businesses are trying for bailout money when they should consider consolidating with other similar business. GM and Chrysler should combine into one company to survive. Maybe more US banks should merge as well to survive. Bailouts don't help if you put people out of work so they can't spend. More people losing jobs will only escalate the recession and not help anyone. Let's hope that the new president to be in the USA will be able to turn things around as quickly as possible. It is also time for money hungry corporations to stop putting crap on the market that we really don't need that causes people to go into debt trying to own all the stupid needless toys they produce.


Tuesday January 06, 2009
My 2% worth

Just my 2% worth on this idea of bailing out banks. SCREW THAT. They want public funds and then they go ahead and raise credit card interest charges. Talk about greed. Once again I say SCREW THAT!!!

Banks have a Messiac complex. They truly believe that like God they can squeeze blood from a stone. SCREW THAT!!!

Okay I'm finished.


Tuesday January 06, 2009
No Communion fo Obama voters

This is a piece of older news. After Obama was elected a South Carolina Roman Catholic priest told his parishioners that they should refrain from receiving Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because he supports abotion.

This is the type of thing that causes me to be embarassed to be Catholic. This guy is an a-hole and any other priests who belive in this are a-holes and I say this with no reservation. GOD GAVE US FREEDOM OF CHOSE!!!! Remember that little goody. So who are these men (not gods) that can override what supposedly was said by God in our Catholic beliefs? They're a-holes that's who.

54% of Catholics voted for Obama. Now, I propose that the church not give them Holy Communion...I also propose that those 54% don't attend mass on Sundays and deprive the good Church of their funds and then let's see how long that little diddy holds. When will religions learn that they are here for the people and that they are public servants. They are not my boss, I am their boss. If  I and millions like me don't attend Church....guess who loses...not us. I bitch about Islam and then I have to put up with hearing this bull sh*t.

I go to church when I feel like it because it is there, for me and I get from it what I want. I feel pretty strongly about the religion but really it is my interpretation of Catholicism I accept because I feel I have moved beyond the teachings. I feel I have come into contact with my God in a different level but I do so within the established religion why....because I was told I have free will and I will do with it what I find more helpful to me. If the Church were to push this religious agenda then I would not be attending it or other religions any other time real soon. So there!!!


Tuesday January 06, 2009
Another good video on women's rights with Ghada Jamshir

I found this video interview quite good as well as illuminating. Kudos to Ghada Jamshir for standing up for rights.

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Tuesday January 06, 2009
Important videos by Walfa Sultan...listen carefully

Wafa Sultan, is a woman of Syrian birth but came to America in 1985 and now she talks about what Islam does to people. She tries to make the Western world understand the problems that Islam will cause the world. She fears that we will have to face the hell that she and others like her faced in the Arab world.

These videos are very nicely done. Watch and learn a bit more.

Click Here WAFA SULTAN ON SHARIA LAW AND AVOIDING IT

">Click Here Karadhaoui vs Wafa Sultan

">Click Here Wafa Sultan -Terrorism and Islam

">Click Here Wafa Sultan and  Shaker Al-Nabulsi on Glenn Beck Show


Tuesday January 06, 2009
Gaza

So the stupid crap in Gaza and Israel is escalating....SURPRISE.

I really wonder sometimmes how mankind be so bright to make such great discoveries and we still don't have the brains to be peaceful with each other. We are nuts. Saying that of course will do dick. Why, because there are people in this world of races and religions who seem to make it their sole purpose in life to use their religion to dictate to everyone else in the world. Their  faith is the only true faith and by Allah, God or Jehovah they will force you to believe it even if they have to blow themselves up or force others to blow up their own accolites.

The worse thing is that there are normally sane people out there who fall for this claptrap. They actually feel sorry for these ass wipes when they cause other countries to attack them. They try to tell us that we should leave these poor people alone, all the time forgetting that these ding dongs start this sh*t.

Israel has tried almost evrything to help Gaza become a state and they even give those citizens medical help when it is needed. They want to be able to live on their land and want the Palestians to live theirs. In Israel itself they have Catholics, Muslims, Buddists and others living and working without prejudice. Can you blame them for retaliating when they are attecked constantly by a government that insists that  the 'dogs and pigs' of Israel have to leave their homes. Yup, I can see the Israelis packing up their bags right now and moving away, just for terrorists.

Come on people stop feeling sorry for the people in Gaza. They elected the Hamas and now they got what they voted for. If they don't like them anymore then rebel against your own terrorist government. If they did that and got killed then yes they should get the sympathy of the world and help to overthrow the mini evil empire. Until the crying and weeping peoples themselves try to stop thes a-holes then I really can't seem to give a damn and neither should anyone else.

Look, I feel bad, really bad that children and innocent civilians are being killed, but they have to do something to stop this because until they do they can expect to see more innocents getting killed. The change has to start with the people themselves and if their religion promotes this type of crap then they should reconsider staying with it. No one should put up with a religion that promotes evil, killing of innocents and children, blowing oneself up for the greater glory of Allah. They must believe that their God is really a bloodthirsty entity. Why would you believe in a God that asks you to kill yourself;  kill your children, demean women and your own body. Well, until this type of thinking ends the sympathy will be hard to come by from yours truly and others who feel as I do. STOP KILLING OTHERS AND WE CAN TRULY ACCEPT YOUR BELIEFS. Yes, I'm shouting so I can be heard over the bombs falling.


Tuesday January 06, 2009
Helping the economy idea

Today, I read a letter to the editor with a nice suggestion on how the government could help the economy. The writer suggested that the government forgo and return any income taxes collected for 2008. This is so the tax payer can go out and spend this money on cars and other product and this would help the business world stay afloat without giving them bailout monies. Sounded good to me. Then friend Rob went and said that people would either use it to pay debts or bank the money and the economy would not be helped. This sounded possible so I quickly countered that instead of giving the money back to the taxpayer, the government could give vouchoirs worth the value of hte tax to be returned for 2008. Now these vouchoirs would be used only at retailers or anyone who sells  product. The store owners would exchange them with the government for cash. These could not be deposited or exchanged to pay off any debts. The other good thing is that the government would not have to return all the cash at once but only payout when the vouchoirs were submitted. This would give them use of the money collected from taxpayers as not everyone will exchange them at the same time.

I thought this was a good idea. So anyone else out there think it is a good idea. Let me know by e-mail at info@thestarlite.ca  I would like to see what others think about this.


Sunday January 04, 2009
AWE-INSPIRING lecture that you must hear.

This is one of the most inspiring videos I have seen and I want you to watch it because we can all use something to inspire us in this day and age. I think you will be amazed as well. Enjoy!

click here


Sunday January 04, 2009
Okay this is a combo pack of bits and bytes

Well, I gotta tell you, I was really surprised to hear that VIRGINITY PLEDGES made by teenagers don't seem t work.

"Taking a pledoesn't seem to make any difference at all in any sexual behavior," said Janet Rosenbaum of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. "But it does seem to make a difference in condom use and other forms of birth control that is quite striking."

No sh*t!!! Who was the genius who came up with this anyway. It must have been the Catholic Church....my Church. Well I can't say the Church always made the brightest moves.

Drug makers halt branded gifts to doctors

See, we all knew that those drug companies bribed doctors. I guess this is a small admission of guilt.

The U.S. drug industry has agreed to stop giving branded gifts like pens to doctors to counter the idea they unduly influence medicine, an industry group says.

"It's not just the pens -- it's the paper on the exam table, the tongue depressor, the stethoscope tags, medical calipers that might be used to interpret an EKG, penlights," Dr. Robert Goodman, an internal medicine physician at New York's Montefiore Medical Center, told The New York Times.

"Practically anything you can put a name on is branded in a doctor's office, short of branding, like a Nascar driver, on the doctor's white coat," said Goodman, founder of No Free Lunch, a non-profit group that encourages doctors to reject drug-company giveaways.

The voluntary moratorium, drawn up by Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America to start Jan. 1, still lets drug makers underwrite lunches for doctors and their staffs and sponsor restaurant dinners for doctors, as long as the meals are accompanied by educational presentations.

About 40 drug makers have signed on to the code, the industry group said.

Last year, besides giving doctors nearly $16 billion in free drug samples, drug companies spent more than $6 billion on sales activities such as doctor office visits, mealtime presentations and branded pens and other handouts, healthcare information company IMS Health Inc. said.

NOW DO YOU THINK YOU DRUG COMPANIES COULD STOP TRYING TO GET KIDS TO TAKE CHOLESTEROL LOWERING DRUGS TO PREVENT THE POSSIBLE FUTURE INCREASE IN CHOLESTEROL LEVELS. Yes I am shouting I want them to be able to hear me over the cha-ching of their cash registers. Hey parents use your diminishing brain power will you.

Doctor used human fat to power car

So someone finally found a good use for all our fat around our tummies....read this...

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (UPI) -- A former Beverly Hills, Calif., liposuction doctor used fat from his patients to create biodiesel fuel, an investigation discovered.

The strange origin of the fuel Craig Alan Bittner used to power his Ford sport utility vehicle and his girlfriend's Lincoln Navigator was revealed during a state public health department investigation into allegations that he allowed his girlfriend and his assistant to perform unlicensed surgeries at the clinic, Forbes.com reported Tuesday.

The liposuction practice, Beverly Hills Liposculpture, closed its doors in November.

"The vast majority of my patients request that I use their fat for fuel -- and I have more fat than I can use," Bittner wrote on his defunct Web site, lipodiesel.com. "Not only do they get to lose their love handles or chubby belly but they get to take part in saving the Earth."

Forbes said California law forbids the use of human medical waste to power vehicles.

Several former patients have filed lawsuits against the doctor, claiming he allowed his girlfriend and assistant to perform procedures, causing mistakes that left the patients disfigured, said attorney Andrew Besser, who represents three of the former patients.

However, Bittner left the country after closing his office in November. He wrote on his clinic's Web site that he was moving to South America to do volunteer work in a clinic.

I will not comment further on this one.

Goldfish survives 13 hours out of water

Sometimes little miracles can make one's day. It shows sometimes just how special life really is. Read this....

GLOUCESTER, England (UPI) -- An Englishwoman says she was shocked when her goldfish survived at least 13 hours out of water.

Barbara Woodward, 61, of Gloucester said she spotted her goldfish, which had last been seen in its tank at 11 p.m. the previous night, at 7 a.m. on the floor behind a chest in her home, The Sun reported.

Woodward said she had trouble moving the chest and left the fish, named Ginger, where it was because she assumed it was dead.

However, she said she was shocked when she returned home at 8 p.m. to find Ginger alive and flapping around on the floor.

"I can't believe it. He looked lifeless and I had planned on burying him. It's a real Christmas miracle," she said.

A Gloucester veterinarian said goldfish usually die with minutes of leaving the water as they cannot breathe air.

---Isn't this amazing. Life sometimes can be a stubborn thing.

I received this nice song and slide show that people of ages should watch and take note of...it is special...watch it at... http://parentswish.com/site01/big.html
I think it will give most of you pause to think.

Hasn't it been great to see gas prices go down so much. I'm sure it will go back up but maybe not as much since gas consumption has declined world wide. Ride more bikes, walk more, use your scooter and roller blades and maybe we can keep the cost down longer.


Sunday January 04, 2009
I'm not finished yet...more bits and bytes...only these are diamond shaped

First true blue roses unveiled in Tokyo

TOKYO (UPI) -- The world's first true blue roses were unveiled at a Tokyo flower show after 20 years of research and a $30 million investment, flower show officials say.

The blue flowers, which traditionally signify mystery or attaining the impossible, go on sale next fall, the company that developed them said.

The blooms are genetically modified and implanted with a gene that simulates the synthesis of blue pigment pansies, The Daily Telegraph reported.

The creation of blue roses -- long thought impossible -- was masterminded by the Melbourne, Australia, Florigene biotechnology subsidiary of Suntory Ltd., a Japanese brewing and distilling company.

The company hopes to open up a global market for blue flowers worth more than $300 million, the Telegraph said.

In 1991, the team won an intense global race to isolate the gene responsible for blue flowers and has since developed a range of genetically modified flowers expressing colors in the blue spectrum, as well as breakthroughs extending the vase life of cut flowers.

Previous blue roses have been created by dyeing white roses, since roses lack a gene to produce delphinidin, the primary plant pigment that produces true blue flowers.

Other so-called blue roses have been bred by conventional hybridization methods, but they have been more lilac in color, flower experts say.

Besides blue roses, highlights at the International Flower Expo Tokyo include glow-in-the-dark roses that have been genetically modified to light up in the dark, the Telegraph said.

----$30 million bucks to make a blue rose....hmmm!!! $30 million bucks to help feed some starving kids...well I guess the starving kids could eat blue roses. Skewed thinking I tell ya.----

Germans are developing 'cognitive' cars

KARLSRUHE, Germany (UPI) -- German engineers say they are developing a software program that will, for the first time, help several cars coordinate their movements to avoid an accident.

Scientists said the software allows vehicles to form a network via car-to-car communication.

"In dangerous situations, the cars can independently perform coordinated maneuvers without their drivers having to intervene," said Thomas Batz, who developed the software with colleagues at the Fraunhofer Institute for Information and Data Processing and Karlsruhe University.

The so-called cognitive automobiles are equipped with integrated sensors such as cameras, GPS and radar systems and continuously transmit current position and driving information to a car designated as group coordinator.

Sudden dangers, such as a child running onto the road, are recognized not only by the car directly affected, but also by the group coordinator. If the car in question can neither brake nor swerve because there's another car on the lane to the right, the group coordinator orders both vehicles to swerve to the right in a coordinated maneuver to avoid an accident with the child or a collision with one another.

Although the system is still under development, the scientists said its group formation function has already been implemented.

---Now if we can just find some cognitive drivers. Driver education would help but then why bother if machines can do everything for us, right? Some of you might be interested in the Zager and Evans In The Year 2525  song...

In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive they may find

In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies
Everything you think, do and say
Is in the pill you took today

In the year 4545
Ain't gonna need your teeth, won't need your eyes
You won't find a thing to chew
Nobody's gonna look at you

In the year 5555
Your arms hanging limp at your sides
Your legs got nothing to do
Some machine's doing that for you

In the year 6565
Ain't gonna need no husband, won't need no wife
You'll pick your son, pick your daughter too
From the bottom of a long glass tube, whoa-oh

In the year 7510
If God's a-comin' He oughta make it by then
Maybe He'll look around Himself and say
Guess it's time for the judgment day

In the year 8510
God is gonna shake His mighty head
He'll either say I'm pleased where man has been
Or tear it down and start again, whoa-oh

In the year 9595
I'm kinda wonderin' if man is gonna be alive
He's taken everything this old Earth can give
And he ain't put back nothin', whoa-oh

Now it's been ten thousand years
Man has cried a billion tears
For what he never knew
Now man's reign is through

But through eternal night
The twinkling of starlight
So very far away
Maybe it's only yesterday

In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive, they may find

In the year 3535 {fade}

Yup! I used to love this song; I still do because it's so true. Oh, and remember this was written in the late 1960's.

U.S. supercomputer now world's fastest

The Cray XT Jaguar supercomputer at the U.S. Energy Department's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is now the world's fastest open research supercomputer.

Oak Ridge engineers increased the system's computing power to a peak 1.64 petaflops -- one quadrillion mathematical calculations per second -- making Jaguar the world's first petaflop system dedicated to open, as opposed to classified, research. Scientists said they have already used the upgraded Jaguar to complete an unprecedented superconductivity calculation that achieved a sustained performance of more than 1.3 petaflops.

"Jaguar is one of science's newest and most formidable tools for advancement in science and engineering," said Dr. Raymond Orbach, the Energy Department's undersecretary for science. "It will enable researchers to simulate physical processes on a scale never seen before, and approach convergence for dynamical processes never thought possible."

---WOW!!! Can you imaginae how fast this computer is. Hmmm....TERMINATOR or MATRIX anyone. Boy are we gonna get f*#&ed some day. We let machines do to much today but the digital natives (all children born from the eighties to present) will not know any other way. Too bad.

...and to make this even more scary....imagine electronic monsters that never need recharging....well...read this...

Self-powered devices may soon be possible

U.S. researchers say they are utilizing materials known as piezoelectrics to move science closer to self-powering devices, such as cellular telephones.

Texas A&M Professor Tahir Cagin and his team say they've made a significant discovery in the area of power harvesting -- a field that aims to develop self-powered devices that do not require replaceable power supplies, such as batteries.

Specifically, Cagin and colleagues at the University of Houston discovered a certain type of piezoelectric material can covert energy at a 100 percent increase when manufactured at a very small size -- about 21 nanometers in thickness. And when constructed bigger or smaller than 21 nanometers, they show a significant decrease in energy-converting capacity.

"When materials are brought down to the nanoscale dimension, their properties for some performance characteristics dramatically change," said Cagin. "One such example is with piezoelectric materials. We have demonstrated that when you go to a particular length scale -- between 20 and 23 nanometers -- you actually improve the energy-harvesting capacity by 100 percent.

"We're studying basic laws of nature such as physics and we're trying to apply that in terms of developing … better performing engineering materials," he added.

The research appeared recently in the journal Physical Review B.


Sunday January 04, 2009
Bits and Bytes from last year.

Mother wants right to breastfeed...

All the big stink in Ontario last November about a mother wanting to breast feed her child in a pool with women only there. I don't understand what the heck that was all about. THe womwn has the right to bare her breasts in public so what is the difference if she breast feeds. Ontario law allows women to walk around topless in public at any time and in any place unless they are advertising something. I did not hear what happened when it went to court. Let me know if you heard anything.

COALITION GOVERNMENT

I was out of the country when all tis happened. Simply put on my part, I am all for a coalition government. I would like to see what it can do. I mean how much worse could they screw things up. Harper has been wrecking everything anyway. He's an arrogant ass trying to pretend to be Mr. Nice Guy. Yeah, right. We see how he keeps to his principles and promises as he tries to stack a Senate he promised to abolish and turn it into an elected entity. Hahahahaha! To all of you who feeel for his load of cow manure. Now if you all elected me I'd straighten things out. I'd promise to do what I want and quickly move to turn Canada into a good wholesome dictatorship...oops, I guess Harper has been trying to do thatt we weren't really paying attention were we?

Stir over talking doll's 'Islamic' message

Some Canadians returned a talking Fisher-Price doll to retailers because among its sounds is a phrase that sounds like Islam is the light. I told you they would get into everything. Anyone know if they were all pulled off the market or did the Muslims buy them all.

North Korea claims it will denuclearize

Hahahahaha!! April Fool's. This should be interesting to see. Another gag on the old Western World.

Snowy December

Wasn't it a nice snowy December. I had lots of sore muscles after all that snow. I loved watching all those storm watches as the news made it look like a catastrophic event was happening. It's Canada people...we get snow...lots of it. Why haven't you learned to accept it and learned how to drive in it. Get a grip.

When I was  kid I went to school in 10 feet of snow....uphill on the way to school and uphill on the way back home at night and I did it barefooted and with a sweater on. We all survived.

I used to make great snow forts and snow caves and a ton of snow shovelling money that allowed me to buy comics all summer long. Speaking of which, why don't kids come by to ask me to shovel my snow. I guess you parents are giving them too much money to stay home. Most kids could make 20 bucks an hour shovelling on snow days. They could make money while getting plenty of exercise with their entire bodies instead of just getting exercise on hteir fingers with their video games. Parents are too protective nowadays. I find it really sad when I see all my neighbours shovelling snow while their teenage kids stay inside on their 'puters. This is truly sad and not that their parents do it but the fact that these kids are so selfish that they don't even come out to help the parents. Times they are a changin'.

Controlled pill camera is created.

ST. INGBERT, Germany (UPI) -- German scientists say they've created a pill containing tiny cameras that, after being swallowed by patients, can be steered and even stopped in the body.

Similar pill cameras are now available, but they are not controllable, making them unsuitable for examinations of the esophagus and the stomach, the researchers said. For such examinations patients still have to swallow a rather thick endoscope.

But now with engineers at the manufacturer Given Imaging, the Israelite Hospital in Hamburg, Germany, and Imperial College London, and researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering have developed a control system for the camera pill.

"In future, doctors will be able to stop the camera in the esophagus, move it up and down and turn it, and thus adjust the angle of the camera as required," says Fraunhofer team leader Frank Volke. "We have developed a magnetic device roughly the size of a bar of chocolate," he said. "The doctor can hold it in his hand during the examination and move it up and down the patient's body. The camera inside follows this motion precisely."

Since this article came out I saw it used in a television medical show and I believe it is being used in limited situations in Ontario. I'd rather that shoved down my throat over that half inch camera I choked on. hope it can be used in the lower quadrent as well...I hate the idea some not quite flexable tube shoved up the ol' nether regions. Yah, for science.

Study: HIV began about 80-100 years ago

TUCSON (UPI) -- U.S.-led scientists estimate the human immunodeficiency virus began spreading between 1884 and 1924, about 30 years earlier than prior estimates.

Led by University of Arizona Assistant Professor Michael Worobey, the researchers discovered the world's second-oldest genetic sequence of a strain of HIV known as HIV-1 group M. The sequence was recovered from a lymph-node tissue biopsy taken in 1960 from a woman in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The oldest known HIV-1 group M genetic sequence is from a 1959 blood sample of a man also from central Africa. The scientists said a comparison of the 1959 virus and the 1960 virus led them to conclude the genetic divergence between the HIV sequences required more than 40 years.

The researchers said they also used other HIV-1 genetic sequences to estimate probable rates of the evolution of the HIV-1 group M strain. According to their calculations, HIV began spreading among humans between 1884 and 1924 -- about the same time large urban population centers were being established in west-central Africa.

That, said the scientists, is also the region where the HIV-1 group M strain is thought to have emerged.

The study appears in the journal Nature.

...and here I thought the CIA created the stuff. Well live and learn.

Scientist warns of 'digital dark age'

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (UPI) -- A U.S. professor says an unintended result of our rapidly digitizing world is the potential of a "digital dark age" where information could be forever lost.

University of Illinois Assistant Professor Jerome McDonough says the issue stems from the mass of data being produced -- at last count, 369 exabytes worth of data, including electronic records, tax files, e-mail, music and photos. An Exabyte, he explained, is 1 quintillion bytes -- a quintillion is the number 1 followed by 18 zeroes.

The concern is much of the data we produce today could soon become inaccessible. "After all," McDonough asks, "when was the last time you opened a WordPerfect file or tried to read an 8-inch floppy disk?"

He said according to the National Archives Web site, by the mid-1970s only two machines could read data from the 1960 U.S. Census. One was in Japan, the other in the Smithsonian Institution. Some of the data collected from NASA's 1976 Viking landing on Mars is already unreadable and lost forever.

"If we want information to survive, we need to avoid formats that depend on a particular media type," he said. "When the old media dies, the information dies with it."

---HEHEHHEE!!--- It's called paper you doorknobs. Ink and paper it's been around a long time. Sheesh do I have to do all the thinking around here???


Sunday January 04, 2009
ICEJ Statement and Appeal regarding the Gaza conflict

I just received this letter and I thought it needed posting. You know I fully expect Arab Muslim groups to protest and bitch about what is happening in Israel and the Gaza strip but I was really surprised when I saw Annie Lennox protesting against Israel's bombing of the Gaza strip. I didn't hear that she protested against the Gaza while they were bombing Israel. I guess she has more love for bomb throwing terrorists like the Hamas but has no love for bomb firing Israeli's trying to keep their people alive. Shame, I liked her.

Well here is the article to read for yourselves.... Click Here


Sunday January 04, 2009
Me

So did you miss me?

Probably not. Sorry not to write in such a long time I was busy, I didn't feel like it and I was just tired of it all. In September was off  at the Toronto International FIlm Festival, then I started teaching and then it got into the holidays and this blog was the last thing I wanted to do...besides all I did was bitch and I was tired of bitching. Still am but I'm going to try to get back into my old cantankerous self again. So beware, it's 2009 and we'll have lots of bitching to do.


Friday July 04, 2008
Hollywood and it's handlers are crazy !!!!!

I understand the need for copyright protection but sometimes Hollywood seems to forget that they also need the internet which of course is not very good at protecting copyrights.

Read the article that I have linked to below and then comeback if you want. This concerns the courts giving Viacom (Paramount Films) the ruling to receive the viewing logs of Google members. This is of course to do with the $1 billion dollar lawsuit that Viacom launched against Google who own YouTube.

VIACOM GETS GOOGLE'S USER LOGS

VIACOM SUES GOOGLE

Anyway, as much as I hate to see the landscape change (us older folks hate change), I have to say that Hollywood is so tight assed that change is not in their vernacular, unless it can make them money but only on their terms.

Basically they have to learn that the advertising field has changed and event hough they own certain copyrights, they have to make some leeway because if the internet community decide to take it's revenge on them it could hurt the bottom line. The internet gives the studios and entertainment industry a lot of help and free advertising but do these guys appreciate it...no they don't. Their trailers play everywhere, tv show clips are all over and what do they do they get upset and want to sue those that are in acutuality helping them.

My own personal example is one of the reasons that Viacom is suing Google, The Colbert Report and The Daily Show are at the forefront of this suit. Here is my own little story and I'm sure you all have similar stories. I never watched either of these two tv shows until I saw some clips on YouTube. Now I am a regular viewer who watches their show and their commercials...so tell me how did this hurt or steal anything from Viacom. Did it hurt them or help their viewer count increase? How did it hurt them. The clips shown are not full episodes, they are only clips that entice those watching to track down the shows on television and watching them...SO HOW THE F**K DOES THIS HURT THEM?

What should be interesting is what John Stewart and Colbert are going to say when deposed and when they are in court. Both these guys have said that the clips on YouTube helped their shows and did not hurt them which means more money inViacom's coffers.

The problem here is the stubborness of the old scrooge Sumner Redstone the owner of Viacom and Paramount. This guy is stuck so far up the as*hole of Old Father Time that he does not know how to navigate today's internet culture. The younger guys that work for him will do whatever this old coot says and will spend all his money to keep him happy and to keep their jobs. As long as Redstone is alive Viacom and Paramount will live in the medivael ages.

The smartest thing to do is for Google to ask all it's members not to upload anything...and I mean anything from Viacom and Paramount. not only will this be safe for Google but it may also show the Hollywood evil doers what can happen without YouTube.

May Viacom, Paramount and Sumner Redstone crash and burn on the internet highway.


Monday June 23, 2008
George Carlin---SAVING THE PLANET

With the passing yesterday of comedian GEORGE CARLIN I thought you would like to see a video where he speaks about us trying to save the planet. I always found this bit to be the most important thing he said about our life and place on this planet.

Carlin makes it clear that we are only part of this planet and that we are really doing nothing to save the planet because it does not need saving. The Earth can take of itself. Evolution will make animals and anything it wnats extinct while at the same time it adds new life forms daily. Somehow we seem to believe that we can really do something to stop "global warming" andeverything else we think is wrong. The Earth will take care of itself. When it is time to go we will go and nothing can stop it as long as we live on this planet. So all we can do is try to do our best but we have to forget trying to repair what we have no control over. When the earth gets tired of noxious fumes from pollution it will cause destructive storms to clear itself or it will not make more oil. It is really out of our hands. We are not as powerful as we think.

Go and listen to the video and learn the truth by clicking here.

You can read Geroge Carlin's obituary by clicking here.


Thursday June 12, 2008
ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES

Yeah, you remember those ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMAOTES movies, don't you. I think there were four. Tomaotes turned vicious and attacked people. Now it seems the juicy, little red buggers are trying to poison us with samonella. Egads, what has this world come to...real Killer Tomatoes or is it Killer Twomatoes.

Look I can understand restraunts and fast food places stopping the use of tomatoes out of fear BUT...I saw...BUT....the real evil tomaotes are from the USA...so I SAY...so why have these eateries stopped serving tomatoes. What,  Ontario doesn't grow those pulpy red orbs. What the food industry has no clue how to ask farmers, Syco Foods, Bruce Edmeads and other suppliers to bring them ONTARI-AIR-IO freshly grown and vine ripened tomatoes.

Shame on you food industry types for depriving us of tomatoes on our foods just because they don't want to buy Ontario Tomatoes. Maybe a few well placed complaints to the franchise owners and holders will wake them up. THese Canadian outlets should be ashamed of themselves for this outrage. It is no wonder our farmers are suffering. Maybe we should not just complain but we should make it clear that we will only purchase our burgers at places that serve Ontario tomatoes. Maybe that will make them get of their asses and buy Canadian. Dumb asses!!!!


Thursday June 12, 2008
Why do immigrants feel they do not have to abide by Canadian values??

My favourite Muslim reporter at the Hamilton Spectator, Tahir Aslam Gora, tells it like it is once again. This time he writing about Canadian values and how we allow our government to undermine them.

Tahir comments on the new bureaucratic report by Charles Bouchard and Charles Taylor releases in Quebec. This report is trying to emphasize the importance of Candians trying to understand the immigrants culture rather than urging the immigrant to understand Canadian culture. Why the governments take this route is a total mystery to me and leaves me perplexed. Why do they insist that we try to understand their culture? If I go to another land I try to understand their culture. I do not insiist they understand mine. As an example, I have been going to Mexico for vacations. I like it, but I do not go down there expecting them to learn the English language, instead I am learning Spanish. It is my duty to learn their language and culture, not theire to learn ours. Why do Canadian governments insist that we should learn the immigrant culture. I do not see any news coming out of Mexico saying that immigrants moving there are trying to  change the country to the immigrant way of thinking. I do not see the influx of Cnadians and Americans moving down there trying to change their way of life. So can someone explain why the Canadian governemnets want us to adapt ourselves to the immigrant's way of life.

This is total hogwash to put it politely. When people leave their country they do so to get away from what they had back home...whether it be wars, famine, poverty, bad politics, terrorists or whatever. Why would they want to come here and try to impose their obviously atrocious standard of living  and problems in our culture. If they like those things so much then stay or go back to your country of origin with all it's problems, I certainly don't want them here. Let's face it those immigrants that come here and try to get the government to force us to understand their culture and ways are here to cause trouble; to overturn our governements, behead our MPs (that's a whole other topic) nad turn Canada into their homeland, ways, religion and everything else. They want to take over Canada and we politically correct are asissting them in their endeavours, like sheep tot he slaughter. These are the few. The rest want a peaceful life.

So like Tahir states in his article most of the immigrants coming here do not want to live life like it was back home. Muslim women don't dream of wearing burkas and they like that they are allowed to drive. Not all Sikhs want to flaunt the laws and insist that the should be able to ride motorcycles with helmets. Muslim men are not looking to create prayer places in the corridors of their workplaces. They all wnat better for their children and families. They did not want to die in their countries of origin; they came to find peace and very few want us to understand their culture by force of government edicts. For God sakes they left countries full of governemnet edicts to find a better life. So why does our government try to force this crap on us?

As I see it most immigrants want a peaceful life and they can teach us about their way of life without government edicts. Caribana in Toronto helps Cnadians understand the Carribean way of life. Ethnic festivals with their food, dnace and clothing and more teach us about their cultures much more effectively than force. I know I like going and learning more about other cultures (especially the food). I do so not by force or edicts or because I am trying to be politically correct but because I want to. While I am there no one is trying to convert me into their ways of thinking or religion, they just want to show us their community and that is where understanding begins by pleasure not force. Maybe govenrments should help ethnic communities put on more shoes and festivals instead of wasting millions on stupid, idiotic reports.

Mr. GOra said one thing that you can read about immigrants. He asks why is it only the Sikhs, orthodox Muslims as the only immigrants to this country tha thtey try to cowtail to. You do not see Latinos, Filipinos, Europeans and Chinese try to force us to their way of life. Hell, there  certainly is no pushing from Chienes, the largest group of immigrants in Canada. So why do we put up with a vocal few Muslims who are trying to change our way of life?

To end this I would like to say that Canadians and their government can do a big favour for true law abiding, peaceful immigrants that would make Canada their home. There is a great need for Canadian security and police forces with government co-operation to remove and deport all immigrants who are vocal in the insitigation of violence, terroism and social unrest. If they are heard or recorded spewing  their venom or act in ways that could cause violence or social disruption then they should be instantly deported...no comfy Canadian jails that citizens have to pay for. Let them go back to their homelands and spout their bulls**t there. Canadian citizens and immigrants alike would be much happier. Just in case you think I say this about political and religious zealots like orthodox Muslims, then let me make this perfectly clear...machete wielding, gun toting non-citizens such as Jamacians, Vietnamese, Russians, Americans, Catholics, Italians, and lower Slobvians should also given a polite ride to the airport and escorted back to their homeland and never, ever be allowed to set foot on the true north and free nation of Canada. There finished.

Now to read Mr Gora's article CLICK HERE.


Wednesday June 04, 2008
Sex change and OHIP

I have absolutely no problems with anyones sexual orientation as I believe the God made them that way, and they did not chose their sexuality and more then the rest of us did. BUT....when it comes to the government health agencies paying for sex change operations then at that point I put the old foot down and say no. This is a cosmetic operation and not necessary. If you wnat the opertion save the money and then have it done , just like women who have breast implants.

OHIP has reduced so many important heath services to save money and then they spend it on something that is not life threatening. They took away much needed payments for eye exams and reduced chiropractic benefits among other things, for what so they could afford to change someone's sex. This is not life threatening. They want it, then let them pay for it themslves.


Wednesday June 04, 2008
carbon tax

Mr. Dion and others, are you out of your minds. We really need another tax like we need another a**hole. Of course some of these guys are so full of s**t that they probably do need another a**hole. Carbon tax??? Are you really such moronic jerks!!!!

Wednesday June 04, 2008
corporate traitors

Has anyone else out there come to the conclusion that corporations that move their operations to countries like China are traitors to their homeland. They are helping to destroy their home countries where they are incorporated. The sad thing is that the governments of Canada and the United States allow these turncoats to help destroy our respective countries.

Now, don't get me wrong if these corporations want to leave our country and incorporate in another country and operate there that's fine. When they ship to our countries they can then pay to export their product into our homelands. Until such time if corporations undermine the stability of their homeland then they should be considered traitors. These corporations by moving their manufacturing operations to China may make more money but they are destroying our peoples moral and way of life and most importantly their jobs.

How long can the people of Canada and the USA continue to purchase products unless they earn a reasonable income. If this keeps up then these two countries may become the new third world countries of the world. This was a fear that was batted around in the eighties and now it seems closer to reality.

Corporations are so vile that in their quest for money right now that they are helping destroy our food supplies in the quest to turn out bio fuels. This is causing a worldwide food crisis, and,  do corporations even care? Of course not they just care about making the bucks, not about whether the people of the world can afford food or not. After all they pay themselves well so they will be able to afford food and rent. You on the other hand are just a way to fill their coffers. This is a traitorous action to their countries.

Understand that we can not force  corporations to stay in these countries but if they wish to continue these economy destroying operations overseas maybe it is time for the government to remove their corporate standing in these countries. I am not sure of the legal ramifications but that is something for our governments to work out. All I care about, as do the countless of workers who will be out of work over the next few years, is that these practices are ground to a halt.

I can not see how good corporate citizens and good companies incorporated in our countries could possible be so cruel, cold and heartless to knowingly help destroy our way of life with their constant need to earn greater amounts of money. If this is something they do not care about then at that point they become traitors to their homelands. It is as simple as that.

Companies like Walmart, Nike and countless others have absolutely no regard, so it seems, about the way overseas workers are treated and the pathetic pay they receive. So, how can it be expected that they give a damn about the people in their homelands. The $ sign is all they seem to care about. You and me are insignificant to them. We are just purchasing machines that they exploit until we, the machine breaks down. When this happens they will simply  move on to other countries to treat those people like purchasing machines; all for the sake of their god, the almighty $ sign.

Maybe we should make ourselves clear to our governments that his has to stop. When election time comes that is when we need to make it crystal clear with our votes. Let us push our governments to change the laws controlling the creation of and the protections that corporations now enjoy. We might be able to make a difference that will save the future for our children and grand children.


Friday May 23, 2008
Book exposes Islamist agenda in the West

Good old Tahir Aslam Gora, The Hamilton Spectator Pakistani reporter once again exposes some of the extremist Islamist secrets...event hough the don't make a secret of their tactics. I even watched a CBC program last night that showed how Islamist terrorists promote and recruit Muslims into their ride of terror and war on the Christian and Jewish world population. It made it pretty clear that we can bury or heads in political correctness but things are not good for us. They want a holy religious war and one way or another they are going to get one. Myself, as much as I hate the idea, believe this will happen sooner than we think. It just takes one or a series of misteps and boom it's off to war we go and it will not be a pretty war.

Back to the book by Tarek Fatah, CHASING A MIRAGE: THE TRAGIC ILLUSION OF AN ISLAMIC STATE.  Click on teh title to open up the artilce from The Hamilton Spectator and read it. Tarek Fatah is going face to face with Islamists in Canada and around the globe. This book is a challenge to the growing number of Islamic radicals in Canada who really have the plan to turn Cnada and the USA in Muslim countries. If you think this is not true than someday you will be in for a rude awaking...a bad one. Islam demands that Muslims do this. Look Christians went around the world forcing Christianity on people in new worlds so we can't take the high road here. We have to understand that if we were capable of it then why do politically correct people thingk that this will not happen here. This is an Islamists job; they believe inwhat they do and that's fine in a way, but why are we so insistent on helping them by not recognizing this fact. We have to take off the blinders.

On reading the article you will that the history Islamist states since the beginning of Islam has been filled with corpses and bloodshed throughout the century. It doesn't take a genius to see that they are still doing it today. The immigration of Muslims throughout the world has only allowed them to grow over the years without their natural homegrown predators that maintained the status quo. When they moved into the world they grew and continue to grow in incredible numbers and began spreading the Koran and violence to their host countries and still we let ehm try to have their own laws and lifestyle. They have not intention of conforming to our society, they want us to conform to their society. Now if they want that society in their homelands, fine but why are we letting them have it on our homelands.

This article about the book will show you some interesting facts that will enlighten and scare you. I especially to note of this line..."Political correctness and liberal guilt over historic colonial abuse in the Muslim world can easily blind western leadership and society to the anti-social agenda od radical Islam."

Being of European ancestry as many others in the west I do not want to see what happened in the 30's and 40's in Europe, repeat itself in our new home. So all you liberals out there take note because as we older generations die out, your connection to these badtiems of the past will be a memory and you will not be looking for that wolf in sheeps clothing until it is too late and it sneaks up to you and bites you in the ass and proceeds to devour every part of you, you hold dear. Be warned by those that know becuase we will be gone and we won't have to live in a Muslim world, you will.


Friday May 23, 2008
Obama and stuff

My prediction is that Barack Obama will be the democratic nominee for president. Just thought I'd throw in my two pesos worth.

Oil prices suck. The truck has got to go, damn. But, hey somehow we have to find the money to keep buying because we don't want the oil and gas companies to go under. Heaven forbid that should happen. I guess that bringing in profits of $7 billion in the first quarter is not enough money for these poor almost out of business companies. It hurts doesn't it, when you are a consumer and the companies have you by the balls and ask you to cough up more money when they squeeze the delicate jewels. I hope some day we can return the favour.

Tim Horton's what can I say about their absolutely poor choice of managers. First it was the 16 cent donut and now the good samaratin story. You heard about the Toronto business woman who bought a meal for a homelss women and sat down with her in a Tim Horton's only to be harrassed by staff about not allowing homeless people to sit in the stores. This good woman bought a meal for the homelss person and she was told that that did not mean the same homeless person could eat in the store. This business woman was berated by a staff member. Apoligies were given but a good firing is in order but if this is a corporate command then Tim horton's should be fined somehow.

I urge people to remember to buy fruits and vegetables locally this summer and fall. DO NOT buy that crappy stuff from other countries when we have perfectly good product in our area. Okay, sure buy bananas and pineapples and such from other exotic locales but strawberries and peaches et cetra you should buy from our local growers. If you don't you should be ashamed of yourselves. Consider yourselves fruit and veggie traitors.

Hey if the airlines started charging us by our weight when we fly, I bet a lot of us would lose a large number of pounds to save money. I know I would. Come to think of it if we weighed less we wouldn't use as much gas in our cars and trucks. Four 250 pound men in one car have got to increase the consumption on those long drives to work or fishing trips.

Hve you ever noticed that the germs in television commercials for sanitary products keep getting bigger and bigger each year. They are becoming sci-fi movie proportions of late. Advertising companies will do anything tp sell us some of there not so useful products. Bleach and washing will do just as much good as lysol and them NASTY germs will be just as dead. Remember we live with these things and in most cases we only hurt ourselves by killing too many germs after all try to remember the punch line from WAR OF THE WORLDS. This type of advertising is...ready now....terrorist advertising pure and simple...they are meant to scare and terrify us into buying their products and give them our money to fund their future terrorist ads. There I said it.


Friday May 23, 2008
So much for public camera spy systems cutting crime

Maybe Big Brother doesn't help. It seems that 4.2 million closed circuit tv cameras in the United Kingdom have not even caused a blip on the graph of public safety. This video fiasco has only assisted in solving 3% of the crimes. What a waste of money. The privacy issues were just ignored and now the cameras end up next to useless.

Well at least some video company made a crap load of money selling the UK government 4.2 million camera. They spent billions of pounds setting this up. I just wish it was me who had sold them the hardware. Money for nothing and crime is still free.

I hope our city and our govenments learn from this and spend the money in better ways.


Friday May 23, 2008
About time

It's about time that the Myanmar Military government allowed aid to come to their devastated country. Can you believe that even a a disgusting government like this could hate its own people so much that they would let them suffer for weeks.

The cyclone took over 23,000 lives and it could go higher as over 41,000 are still unaccounted for. The military government was still only more concerned for it's soldiers and it's citizens. Maybe someday the citizen's might want ot return the favour. Maybe some kind government from elsewhere might just supply the citizens with the weaponry to kick these assholes out of their country and elect a democratic government. If there was oil there maybe the U.S. might go.

Ah well, lots has been said about this topic so I'll leave it at that and finish off by saying that humans in general can be such insane, cruel and savage animals. Yes we are animals.


Thursday May 22, 2008
Now I know!!!

Well now I know why they originally wanted to call it INDIANA JONES AND THE LOST SAUCERMEN.

When James Cameron made TITANIC I figured that the ending would involve aliens...so Speilberg must have heard me because here is the ending that I had in mind in an Indianna Jones film. It rocks!!!!

GO SEE THIS ONE...DON'T WAIT FOR THE DVD...DON'T PASS GO....AND DON'T DOWNLOAD IT OFF SOME PIRATE SITE....GO SEE THIS ONE AT THE THEATRE ON A LARGE SCREEN!!!

So there is my penny's worth of advice.


Thursday May 01, 2008
Speaking of stupidity

So the police really like to waste our money don't they.

Arresting two old guys for smoking pot is really going to damage the drug industry. The entire drug culture is no going to come crashing down. The world will change. Christ will finally come back to this planet. The end of days will arrive.

Our Hamilton police department has spent our precious city dollars to bust Walter Tucker and Michael Baldasaro for having less than 7 grams of grass. Ohhh!!! Stand back the the world is falling around the peacemakers ears...teh world will end for sure becasue of those 7 grams. 10 months of investigating two guys who have always claimed they smoked it. They run for Mayor every election for God sakes. Ten months of investigation to prove what every judge and attorney in this city knows. How f**k*ng inept is our police force.

I hated that law that gave the the courts the power to take property that was possible realized by profits from crime. Now I hate it even more. Taking these guys homes over 7 f**k*ng grams of weed is the most blatant abuse of this law so far. This type of abuse always happens when you give the government abusive powers. Personally I hope the supects of this major crime get a chance to sue the city and the province and get back their property and get o few million of our tax dollars. I figure we let this sh*t happen so we deserve to lose that money.

Major drug dealers and killers and even prostitutes are all over our cities and our big brave (yeah, right) police force go after two old guys for 7 grams of weed. I bet the majority of the officers that I really respect are walking around with their heads bowed in shame.

You just have to ask of the police chief in Hamilton..."Where the hell are your priorities?"


Thursday May 01, 2008
two pieces from the Middle East

I had to have a little laugh with two articles I've read that has to do with th Middle East. Those guys are really trying hard to keep control of the youth who would like to join the 21th century it seems.

First one: Saudi official orders haircuts for flirty men.

A governor in northern

Saudi Arabia has ordered authorities to punish men who flirt with women in public places by cutting their hair, local  media said Tuesday.Prince Fahd bin Badr, governor of the northern al-Jof region, ordered police to carry out the punishment after seeing a group of men with long hair pestering female students as they left school in the northern al-Qurayat province, Al-Hayat newspaper said.

It said the prince told a gathering at his palace in the northern town of Skaka on Sunday he has instructed police to apply the punishment to all youths guilty of flirting, including "the sons of senior military and civil officials."

"The decision doesn't include men who spend their free time in public places without hurting anyone," the paper quoted the prince as saying.

Saudi Arabia has long imposed a strict Islamic lifestyle in which men and women are segregated in public. That lifestyle is enforced by the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, a government body that runs the country's powerful religious police.

Its members patrol public places to make sure women are covered and not wearing make up, the sexes don't mingle, shops close five times a day for Muslim prayers and men go to the mosque and worship.

Many clergymen in this conservative Gulf country say men should not have long hair because Islam prohibits the sexes from emulating each other.Sheik Mubarak al-Rushoud, head of the commission in al-Jof, told Al-Hayat the new punishment resulted from "the repeated pestering of women in souks and outside girls' schools."

He said Fahd has ordered that the punishment against the men "who emulate women" should be carried out at the scene of the infraction, according to the paper.

"The decision, however, doesn't include all men with long hair," al-Rushoud was quoted by Al-Hayat as saying.

Oooohhhh!! Can you see all those long haired men turning in women. This a bunch of crap isn't it. Better hope those Saudi's stay home and away from North America or they won't have enough scissors to cut all the long hair they find over here.

Second one: Now coming from Iran is this little tidbit.

Iran launches new crackdown on dress code offenders

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian police will launch a crackdown next month on small companies which fail to enforce strict religious dress codes, Mehr News Agency reported on Wednesday.

The move indicates an expansion of a clampdown on "immoral" conduct launched last year against women flouting rules to cover their heads and disguise the shape of their bodies in public, in line with Iran's Islamic system.

"In the first stage, police will only confront companies ... that are active in small buildings or complexes," the head of the moral security police, Ahmad Rouzbehani, was quoted as saying.

Mehr said the move was "to prevent social damage" and the hijab, or veil, "should be respected". It said the campaign would start from around May 4.

Iran's religious codes require women to cover their hair and wear long, loose clothing to disguise their bodies in public, including offices where they may work with male colleagues.

Police sometimes check offices to ensure the codes are upheld and can shut them down. Some coffee shops have been closed after police said workers or customers were not meeting standards.

Restaurants and other public places often have signs asking customers to respect the Islamic Republic's dress requirements.

The enforcement of "hijab" has been a cornerstone of the Islamic system introduced after the 1979 revolution.

The crackdown against what clerics see as "corrupt" Western influence coincides with rising pressure on Iran by the West over its nuclear program. The United States and its allies say Iran wants to build an atomic bomb, which Tehran denies.

"Everybody, both women and men, just as they want financial and physical security, like to have moral security," Rouzbehani said, adding that police had urged people "to come forward with their reports".

In the past, crackdowns tended to be launched at the start of Iran's hot summers and petered out soon after. But last year's extended into winter and included a drive against tight women's trousers and even men with spiky "Western" hairstyles.

Those who violate dress codes are usually cautioned on a first offence, sometimes after a brief visit to a police station. But they can be held for longer, taken to court and required to have "guidance classes" after repeat offences.

Dress codes are most often flouted in wealthier, urban areas. Conservative dress is the norm in poorer, rural areas.

Well I guess this puts the idea that the Hijab is a personal choice. How many times have we heard Muslim women say they wear it because it is their choice. What bull. Women wear it because they have to and are forced to. obviously many are rejecting it and of course this threatens the male power base in Islamic countries. Eventually the religious leaders will lose the battle in the Middle East and in other parts ot the world.

Women who have been restricted for so long are learning like in the West that they can only be bound for so long before tehy realize the strength they have and eventually shed that crappy attire they are forced to wear and dress they way they want. Clothes do not affect your belief in any religion.

Let's face it, Islamic males have a good thing going and they don't want to lose it. They can secure that precious body of the wife they OWN and still be able to see the GOOD STUFF of the women of the West. They got good don't they. Aren't you glad you aren't born a women in and Islamic society?

One can only hope that those same religious leaders will get scared of the effect the Western attitudes has on their people and stop all emmigration from the Middle East to preserve their restrictive culture.

Haa..."it's our choice to wear the Hijab". Boy, I would I like to hear the Muslim women at McMaster say that without people laughing at them. Choice is something they would really have if they wore it going to the mosque but not going to school or shopping.


Tuesday April 15, 2008
Hero Hamilton Cops

Just a tip of the hat to the two hamilton police officers who helped rescue 56 seniors from a fire. A hand to Officers Brent Salmon and Mark Morelli for their quick thinking. On a drive to pick up a prisoner they came across a fire that was overtaking a nursing home. They quickly set off a fire alarm and proceeded, witht he help of staff to evacute all the seniors in the building. With the eventual help of the OPP and firefighters they got everything under control  but unfortunately the building was destroyed.

Sometimes it is hard not to believe in fate but when something like this happens you have to wonder whether things work out the way they are meant to or whether the chaotic nature of the universe just tosses the dice and ordinary people get put into the position to do the extraordinary. It takes a lot of courage to go into a fire with all the smoke. I've only been in that situation twice and each time it was minor. The smoke was the worst part and the days after of coughing up the residue in your lungs is not nice. So to me what these officers did was a brave thing and they should be applauded by every citizen of Hamilton.

As Police CHief Brian Mullan stated, "All of Hamilton should be proud of them."

I know I am.


Tuesday April 15, 2008
Stealing research from pirates...good idea

Stealing research from pirates...good idea

I read this interesting article today on the benefits that piracy has givent eh business and commerce around the world. Click on the url above and read the article based on a new book by Kermit Pattison.

It tells of many interesting things such as how the United States was actually formed through piracy of ideas. The best one is how much Microsoft is upset that it's new VISTA is hardly ever pirated while XP continues to be pirated. This is a worry for them because it means people aren't interested in it and therefore sales are bad. Read about how piracy in all quarters really helps companies improve, such as Nike.

I remember years ago when I was in the computer hardware and software business I went to a seminar where we learned some interesting things. We were told that TETRIS sold so many copies becasue there was so many pirated copies on the bulletin boards (the old internet sytem). They were glad it was pirated because it vastly improved their sales. If no one pirates it it means no one cares for the product.

Remember LEEMINGS that great game from the early 1990's. The company was really smart in it's ideas to promote the game. It was a great game and it sold like hotcakes. I sold many a copy back then. How did they do it? Well they releaseda version of it on the pirate boards where everyone thought it was the full game. Once you started playing it and you reached a certain level you were told that to see more you had to buy the game. It worked, people were hooked.

Anyway read the article and learn more.


Wednesday April 09, 2008
3D Disney movies...now there is a stupid idea

Disney has announced thaat will be releasing 8 to 10 children's films in 3D.

Ahh, guys have you been to a movie with young children? I take my grandson to see kid;s movies and I see how he and other children behave during movies...so...I have to ask are you guys insane.

1) 3D Glasses. Does anyone out there really belive young children will sit still while wearing the glasses. Come on. Kid's want to eat popcorn, sip their drinks, and look around at all the other children in  the theatre. THey may occassionally look a the screen. Okay they do look a the screen a lot but the problem with the glasses is that they require straight on viewing. fyou turn your head you will not see the 3D effect but a double image. This should cause many headaches even thought DIsney says the new glasses are so fiunely tuned that headaches will be rare. Sure they will be rare if you stare straight ahead. Children do not stare straight ahead.

2) Parents will try to watch the movies with the glasses on as well but they will always be trying to keep an eye on the children and if they go with more than one child they will be constantly turning their heads to watch their kids. So there goes the 3D effect and here come the headaches. Every time the kids hav eto go tot he washroom, off come the glasses and there goes the 3D effect. not to mention the annoyance of having parents walk in front of you when you have the glasses on. You don't see tehm until tehy are stumbling in front of you. Great idea this.

3) Drive-in Theatres. Okay everyone who has come late to a drive-in on a packed night and has had to park in the ends of rows? Ah, I see thousand so of you out there going....oh! oh! You betcha, bub. As I said 3D movies really are best viewed from a centre position. Has anyone gone to an Imax theatre to see a 3D picture and noticed that ALL THE SEATS are directly in line with the screen? They do this so the 3D effect works. If you go to a drive-in and sit at the sides or sit on the ground looking up then you ain'ta gonna see the 3D properly. Comprende??

4) Hopefully since the 3D films are in digital the option will be there to remove the second image so that non 3D versions can be shown at Drive-ins and at theatres for those who do not wnat to see it in 3D. Look I know that 3D with today's technology looks way better that the old red and blue glass tech from the past but films in 3D are going to be  a problem. I went to see BEOWULF in 3D last year and yes it was very good, even though lots of effects did not work as well as others BUT I had the misfortune having to sit 4 rows from the front. Everytime I turned my head I would see double images and I had to constantly look up. Eating the popcorn was sure difficult as well. I ended up removing the glasses a few times to just get my bearings and eat some popcorn. At those points I got to watch two misaligned images on the screen. Thrilling....not!

4) Whenever I see the 3D trend coming back to the theatres I realize more than anything that the industry is worried and the low boxoffice figures of late are giving them good reason to be in a panic. In the past 3D movies came out at a time when the industry was trying to bring lots of tushies to their comfy or not so comfy seats. This 3D trend nver lasted for various reasons but mostly because it quickly gets annoying. 3D is not natural on the screen and it never will be until they find a way to show them without glasses. This much touted trend to come from Disney, Dreamworks and all the others that plan on major 3D releases will quickly rewalize that failure is in their immediate future. BEOWULF in 3D did not exactly break any records. Sure SHREK 3D will do much better because it is a franchise and many will go to see it but the same thing happened in the last 3D craze in he 80's with Jaws 3D  and others...the customers came and went. The 3D effects did not save the floundering franchise. Even 3D sex films failed to work and darn it all if 3D sex can't sell an audience then what chance do kid's films have.

5) If Hollywood really believes that this 3D digital technology will save their asses...well guys think again. Hey I could be wrong but I doubt it.

6) The real reason that Hollywood producers want to do a lot of three dimensional films is probably because they believe that this may prevent most if not all of the off screen piracy that goes on worldwide. After all if the video camera sees the 3d effect it will be double imaged which will not be seen at home on the computers...without the 3D glasses. Actually businesses are already lining up to produce consumer 3D glasses for people to buy. They are even addressing the problem with people who wear prescription glasses by offering prescription 3D glasses that you can purchase. As to to piracy issue all they have to do is put a filtering lens over the video camera to eliminate one image and boom, you have a crappy off the screen image that you can barely watch.

Well there you go. So do you think that in the long run 3D films will be around more than a year?? I don't think so. I certainly don't believe children's films will be around too long but the more adult films will be. I certainly wouldn't buy any stock in this but if you do buy lots and sell quickly as well.


Wednesday April 09, 2008
gotta see a little skin???

There is a little thing that has always annoyed me and I have found many other people had the same thoughts. The reason I bring this up is that I had an interesting conversation with my barber who added a little insight into this little annoying thing. So I decided what the heck, I'll pass this on.

Every summer this little annoying thing tends to piss me off and now I know that it also annoys others as well, so here it is.

Summer time is beach time. We all go to the beach. We all wear bathing suits, the women wear bikinis and some even go topless since it is perfectly legal in Ontario. As it should be. Now mind you guys like be with that hanging over tummy should really consider wearing bathing suits from the early 1900's. Now here is the problem.

Every summer the beaches have attendees that are women who are dressed in full body covering while their husbands and male children wear regular bathing suits. Somehow this does not seem the right thing to happen. The Muslim men get to run around and stare at our wives and female children in beach wear while their wives are completely covered. Am I the only one here who sees this as wrong.

Muslim men must not really think much of our women as they are not supposed to be looking at the female body other than their wives. So how come they attend our public beaches? It is not right that this practice be allowed. I am not sayuing tha the park personelk should tell them not to come in but their own religious leaders should tell them not to attend public beaches, unless of course the clerics themselves see our women as nothing more than lowlife harlots who dress the way they do to to cause men to go towards the way of sin.

Now on to the story that my barber told me. First off my barber is from Iraq. He is Roman Catholic. It was interesting to hear that there are 40 million Roman Catholics in northern Iraq who live peacefully; practicing all the Roman Catholic traditions. He told me of a situation that happens every year during religious holiday celebrations. Now here is the interesting thing. It seems that whenever they had these festivities with their wives, children, relatives and friends they were very popular. Of course they were popular with the Catholics, but, they were very popular with the Muslim MEN. These Muslim men would attend the parties to see the women and drink the beer and wine. This of course is forbidden by Islam. This became an annoyance to the Catholics, especially the men. My barber and the other men began looking at id's before allowing people in to the festivities. It became a practice that if the identification showed the male to be a Muslim he was not admitted. The Muslim males were told that it thewy wished to attend the parties tha they should go home and bring their wives and children with them as they were no longer allowed to come in for their self gratification. It seemed tha tin time less and less Muslim men attended.

My barber also finds it extremely annoying to see Muslim men at the public beaches as he feels that like back home the men are there only to oogle the women. At least here in Canada they bring their wives to the beach, even though they are covered from top to bottom.

I often wonder what Muslim women think about hese situations and what do they think of the women in the Christian countries they emmigrate to. Do they seem to them as harlots or do they secretly desire to be like the women around them. Maybe when the Muslim women put their foot down and say enough of this inequality to the men maybe they can be treated with a little more respect outside the home and they may even discover that Christian men really don't give  arat's ass about what they are hiding. We've seen it before, we've been there, and really aren't that interested.

Final word on this is Muslim men please consider following your religion and stay away from our public beaches in the summer. Most of the Christian men would appreciate it. Now, if some of you Christian or Jewsih men out thee are saying that this doesn't really bother them, then I say to you, bulls**t it doesn't bother you.


Wednesday April 09, 2008
Corporations will not let it happen

You know, with a large population in the world who worry that Muslims will eventually overrun the world with their runaway birth rate may not really have to worry because of the nasty people that run big corporations.

Corporations will never allow the loss of their vast billions of income at the hands of Islam. It is obvious that that Big Corporation would have too much to lose if Islam became to big a problem. Many corporations would suffer.  The clothing industry alone would be in serious trouble (no bathing suits, no bikini's not sexy clothes, no hats, reduced makeup sales etcetra). The pork industry alone would be in total disarray. Dog food manufactures would suffer. Television, movies, books, free thought and the loan industry would really suffer. What about the alchol and liquor companies? They would eventually be gone.Islamists aren't supposed to have alchol. You can probably sit back and think of many more commercial enterprises that would suffer.

The population growth in both Muslims  and Chinese will eventually lead the two populations into conflict, especially now since China has become such a powerful manufacturing community dealing with big corportions around the world.

So there you go, big corporations will save the world from Islam...hey is this an oxymoron?


Wednesday April 09, 2008
positive thinking is helping

My positive thinking is attracting some nice positive feedback from the universal law of attraction. It is working nicely so far. The wife decided that she is going to win $10 miilion. So when she does it will show  THE SECRET really works. When we pick up the cheque, don't expect me to be around much. I'll probably be writing this blog from some nice warm country, vacationing in  the sun with friends. Oh yah!!!

Wednesday April 09, 2008
Islam, what the west needs to know...the movie

Google is hosting a film right now that you should watch. The film name is ISLAM, WHAT THE WEST NEEDS TO KNOW . Click on the title to see the film. It is well over an hour long but if you are interested in what the history of Islam can mean to the west. Mind you the material is somewhat slanted by the Jewish side but real history is used to show the true violent nature of Islam in the past and how it effects the people of today. Islam, does not wish to come into the 21th century but there are moderates who would like to change this but since the principles are buried so deep in the writings of Mohammad that this will be a toough ordeal. Some day Islam has to be dragged kicking or screaming into the 21th century or there will be a clash of religions that will lead to conflict.

Listen to the entire documentary and try to understand that Muslims have little choice in doing what has to be done. We can only hope that those that wish to see change will succeed.

It isn't that the religion is a problem. The problem is how the clerics and fundamentalists translate the verses. When I looked at many verses I saw that the meanings could easily be distorted . The verses seemed to really say more about peaceful endeavours but you can see how easily the verses can be interepted in the ways of violence. Anyway listen and learn.


Thursday April 03, 2008
Never forget!!!

I received this little message today and I thought I would pass it along. It is self explanatory; if I have to explain it you then you been livin' unde'r a rock buddy. Or you is one of them there folk that don't believe...ya'all know who ya'all are.

 

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This message is being posted as a memorial, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, Hundreds of thousands of Italians, the Romanian gypsy race, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered,massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russian Peoples looking the other way!
 
 Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,' it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again to all of us.  Fanatics exist in every time period, let us do what we can to stop the one happening in our era.
 
 This message is intended to reach 40 million people world-wide! Please send off this url of the blog to others to remind them that when we sit on our buttts and let those who wish to harm us slow infiltrate our everyday lives we risk history repeating itself. To quote a certain people of a certain country and from around the world, "Never again." Let's make sure, shall we.

If you wnat to send it off as a email just try copying this blog entry and paste it to your email.


Tuesday April 01, 2008
x-ray specs Camera can see through clothing

When I was a kid all comics out there had that famous ad for x-ray glasses, remember those? Well now that have a device like it for use in the airports.

LONDON (UPI) -- Developers of a specialized camera that can help police detect weapons and drugs under clothing say they will show it off in England this week.

The camera, which can see through clothing at distances of up to 80 feet, could be used by authorities in such places as railway stations and airports, The Sunday Times of London reported.

The newspaper reported that while the T5000 system can detect objects under clothing, it does not show anatomical details. It works by detecting and measuring terahertz waves, or T-waves for short.

Because each object emits different wavelengths, the camera can distinguish, for example, between sugar and cocaine, the newspaper reported.

The technology, originally designed for use in spacecraft to see through clouds of cosmic dust, was developed by ThruVision, an English company.

"Acts of terrorism have shaken the world in recent years and security precautions have been tightened globally. The T5000 dramatically extends the range over which we can scan people," said ThruVision Chief Executive Clive Beattie.

The camera will be showcased at the Home Office scientific development branch's annual exhibition at an airbase in Buckinghamshire, the newspaper said.

Neat huh? Now maybe in time we won't have to take off our shoes at American airports.


Tuesday April 01, 2008
European panel condemns creationism effort

STRASBOURG, France (UPI) -- European lawmakers approved a report condemning efforts to teach creationism in schools, underscoring concern about an emerging socially conservative agenda.

Meeting in Strasbourg, France, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe members approved, in a non-binding 48-25 vote, a report that criticizes creationism advocate for potentially sacrificing children's education "to impose religious dogma" and to promote "a radical return to the past," The International Herald Tribune reported Friday.

The report said creationism, a belief that a supreme being created life and the universe, was "an almost exclusively American phenomenon" but some of its tenets had migrated to Europe.

Denying pupils knowledge of various theories was "totally against children's educational interests," the report said. Creationism supporters endorse "a radical return to the past which could prove particularly harmful in the long term for all our societies," the report said.

Believers of a literal interpretation of the Bible joined people who accept the theory of evolution as "the result of a transcendent will, an 'intelligent design,' " the report said.

It also pointed to a Muslim version of creationism, highlighting a Turkish cleric's work, "The Atlas of Creation," that was distributed to schools in Belgium, France, Spain and Switzerland.

I find it hard to believe that people who believe in Creationism like fundamentalist Christians and Muslims have such a hard time believing that GOD could have the ability to create things in ways that are not in our scope of understanding. How can these people believe in GOD as the almighty creator and then proceed to deny him his abilities. HE can do what ever he damn well pleases in any order and manner he decides on.

I do believe that Creationism, Evolution and Itelligent Design should all be taught to every child so that they can use their GOD given right to freely decide on wish they believe. Why take away what was given us by GOD. Who are these priests, ministers, clerics and Imans to deny us what was given to us.

Grow a brain, you know the one GOD supposedly gave you and use it in the manner it was meant to be used...to think and make decisions for yourself. This has always been my biggest bitch with Catholics, Christians and Islamists.

I sure am glad the Europeans have put their foot down but I sincerely doubt that Creationism is purely an American export after all this is one of the basic tenents of Islam as well.


Tuesday April 01, 2008
nice thoughts

Hey have you all been having nice positive thoughts lately. Think positive now...remember what I told you earlier about the Laws of Attraction. Good and positive thoughts bring positive results.

Tuesday April 01, 2008
Muslim cleric decries Facebook

I'm on a roll today. Here is another strange going on in Saudi Arabia which is probably teh most repressive Islamic society. It seems they are after Facebook. Here, look below and read the articel on this strange revelation. Only in Saudi Arabia you say...

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (UPI) -- A Saudi woman's alleged death at her father's hands has been cited by a Muslim cleric in his criticism of the Internet social networking site Facebook.

The al-Arabiya Web site said the case was reported by a Saudi Arabian news site as an example of the "strife" Facebook has caused Saudi Arabia, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday.

The Web site became the subject of controversy in Saudi Arabia after preacher Ali al-Maliki labeled it a destructive force against Islam.

"Facebook is a door to lust and young women and men are spending more on their mobile phones and the Internet than they are spending on food," he said.

The Saudi news site said the Riyadh woman was beaten and shot by her father after he discovered her engaging in an online conversation with a man on Facebook. The incident occurred last August but was not reported until rafter Maliki criticized the social networking site.

Yup, Facebook is causing all sorts of strife in the Arab world. Wait a minute. I'm not a fan of the silly Facebook, either. It seems that people saying stupid things on that site has gotten people killed, robbed and murdered. Nice site we have here.


Tuesday April 01, 2008
Unabashed plug fo myself.

So you have a few extra bucks burning a hole in your pockets? Well may I suggest purchasing a trade paperback called THE COMIC EYE. It is great book for those who are into comics and their creators. Publisher Mark Innes had a lot of us artists, write and draw stories of our favourite stories and people we have met in the industry. The book is 178 pages of great art and stories of which I contributed two pages. That was all the time I had to contribute. I drew one story concerning Richard Comely's Captain Canuk and a story of the time I met Frank Frazetta my favourite artist. I had fun doing these stories as did the others. You know what makes all this more fun? Well, it's when we know more people are reading our little endeavours. The COMIC EYE at 178 pages is selling for $14.75 at BIG B COMICS if you are in Hamilton. If you are from some other city, ask your comic dealer to order you a copy. You can also purchase them directly from BLIND BAT PRESS, MARK INNES, 21 DUKE STREET, APT 401 HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA L8P1W8 I'm sure you will all like it. Okay end of unabashes, shameless plug.

Tuesday April 01, 2008
This is a surprise...Scottish Muslims: Ban forced marriage

This little article was surprise so I thought I would share. Scots are a people all unto themselves even Muslims one.

EDINBURGH, Scotland (UPI) -- Prominent Scottish Muslims are pushing for legislation that would allow the husbands of women forced into marriage to be charged with rape.

Relatives involved in the marriages could be charged as accessories, The Scotsman reports.

Bashir Ahmad, a member of the Scottish parliament from Glasgow, said he learned how common forced marriage is while serving on a local council. He said he believes criminal penalties would be a real deterrent.

About 300 forced marriages are reported in Britain every year, but authorities believe the actual number is much higher.

Osama Saeed, head of the Scottish Islamic Council, said the British Parliament has been reluctant to introduce criminal penalties, possibly because of arguments that girls forced into marriage would be less likely to seek help if they fear their parents would face prison. He said the law could be drafted to give victims the option of prosecuting.

"Creating new legislation now though, to deal with the incidents of forced marriage that do exist, will send out a strong message that this violation of human rights will not be tolerated," he said.

Way to go. Maybe everyone should remember that real good term...."human rights". Think China might learn it?


Tuesday April 01, 2008
Frank Frazetta

For those of you out there that enjoy Frank Frazetta artwork, I am recommending that you pick up the limited comic series from Image Comics, called Frank Frazetta's DEATH DEALER. The series was really good  and there are more coming. Ask the guys at Big B Comics or your favourite comic store for ordering.


Tuesday April 01, 2008
Well this suckc

CBC-TV announced that this fall will be the last season for ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FARCE. The comedy show has been on the air for 15 years and it is still funny. The show debuted on CBC Radio in December 1973 and boasted more than 600 radio broadcasts over 24 years before making the leap to television in 1993. Its last radio broadcast was in 1997.

The cast and crew were told that there would be a short 10 episode season in the fall and it will end with it's New Year's Eve show. Sad, very sad, I really enjoyed the show. I hope that maybe the Comedy channel picks up the show.


Tuesday April 01, 2008
Muslims Outnumber Roman Catholics

As I have said before in earlier blog entries, Muslims don't have to resort to any terrorist attacks to spread Islam. I have said that all they have to do is continue on their path and nature will take it's course.

Well it has begun already. The Vatican Newspaper reported that Islam now has more adherents than Roman Catholicism. For the first time in history Muslims have over taken  Roman Catholics and are no longer at the top. Catholics accounted for 17.4% of the world population which was a stable percentage, while Muslims were at the 2006 figure of 19.2 %.

Monsignor Vittorio Formenti stated, "It is true that while Muslim families, as is well known, continue to make a lot of children, Christian ones on the contrary tend to have fewer and fewer." All Christian faiths still make up 33% of the world's population.

The figures on Muslims was compilied by Muslim countries and provided to the United Nations.

So, see while Christians (and China) around the world have tried to follow the old 1970's call for reducing the population (it was called Zero Population Growth) to reduce the risk of over population and damaging the resources we have, the happy little Muslims have continued to propagate. Immigration of Muslims to safe countries where they were not constantly at war with each other has allowed them to grow as a population. I am not sure here if I am suggesting that Christians begin a WAR OF THE CHILDREN scenario because I don't know if the world could sustain such a growing population with it's dwindling, food and fuel resources. It is up to each of us individually to decide when it comes to the number of children we have. Abortion is one thing that we should reconsider except in the most limited of circumstances, my opinion of course. Well, there it is.


Monday March 24, 2008
Easter

Sitting in Church this weekend for the Easter services I did lots of thinking about what it means to be Christian. I had my usual good feelings that I am a Christian. The idea of a man chose to sacrifice himself for man's redemption is so special. Whether he was the Son Of Christ or not is unimportant. His belief in the ways of peace are so important. He wanted us to be peaceful and to treat all men and women with respect and love. This is why millions upon millions follow his teachings. Why would you not follow a man who preached this type of life.

Christ did not want you to kill in his name. He did not want you to force others to believe in his Truths by subjugating them or killing them or overpowering the enemy with armies or terrorist acts. He never held women in disrespect ot treated them any more different then men. He certainly did not promise sexual gifts from God for dying in His service. Christ wanted all of us to respect and love each other. This seems like a much better religion to believe in then ones that prompt hatred and killing.

Christians may not go to prayer 3 times a day or more to show respect for God. They hold this respect in their hearts whether they want to believe it or not. Buddists are the same, they hold this peace and love for mankind in their hearts. The Christian religion does not ask us to fight for our faith by destroying the life of others let alone the their own lives for God and prophets.

This is why I am so glad to celebrate the Easter season. It reaffirms all these beliefs and shows me why I should be proud to be a Christian, living in a Christian country with Christian values. It lets me know that the only time it is worth sacrificing one's life is  to protect those you love and the life you love. It shows me that you do not sacrifice your life because of hatred but for love.

So is there any doubts why YOU should be proud and happy to live in Canada or another Christian country? If we hold these truths in our hearts and we pray and want these truths for others, then we have to believe in them with all our heart. We have to want them so much that the Universal laws of attraction will give us precisely what we want for ourselves, our families, our friends and even for those who deny themselves the way of the Light and the real truth of love, peace and respect for our partners in love.

I hope you all had a Happy Easter and may the teachings of Christ help everyone who want and need them.


Monday March 24, 2008
Facebook hatred

One of the writers I read all the time in The Hamilton Spectator is Tahir Aslam Gora a Pakistanian  writer who seems to understand the need for Islam to come intot he 21st century. Tahir Aslam Gora tried to run a moderate Muslim language paper in Mississauga, I believe, that tried to bring Muslim and Canadian points of views together. Unfortunately, Islamic extremeists and extremist Imans threatened his advertisers until tehy withdrew their ads and causing the newspaper to fold. He did not give up and went to work for The Hamilton Spectator and live in Burlington. His writing tries to stress the imortance of showing and proving to Canadians that Muslims are regular people who want a good and peaceful life. He also writes that Muslims have to begin adopting themselves to our society and not isolate themselves.

On March 20, 2008 he wrote about something I was totally unaware of. It seems that facebook has become the in place for extremist Islamists to post and prompt their hatred of  Western civilization. Mr. Gora cites many examples of this hatred.

"Long live Taliban." "Brother Laden rocks!!! I know  someone in Canada who interviewed Him!!!" (I guess this idiot sees Osama as a diety, you'll notice he capitalized the first letter of 'him')

"Islam is the only way of life and ULTRA ULTRA SUPERIOR to all the religions...all religions are wrong and Islam is rite." Okay he doesn't know how to spell right...guy must live in the USA.

"Death to America and Israel"

"She should be killed at all cost. All she need is a bullet to the head." and the response "Plans are on their way for her, so don't worry just wait for a bit. We will have good news very soon." The target here is a Bangladeshi writer, Taslisma Nasreen who prompts changes to Islam.

Nasreen follows and believes in the writings of a Muslim dissident, Irshad Manji, a Canadian author of the book, THE TROUBLE WITH ISLAM who believes in the need to remove Sharia Law and in making changes in Islam. They want her dead as well.

"She choose to be slut but her dad wasn't in favour of. Resulted in her death. Simple." This referred to the killing of the Muslim teenage girl, Aqsa Parvez, by her father because she would not wear the scarf on her head.

"I endorse the Taliban and extremist thought."

Mr. Gora points out that these writings were generated from Toronto, Hamilton and London, Ontario. He even points out that a Toronto area student used the internet to sugges that there should be attacks on Canadian soldiers on Canadian soil. If they person is caught they should deport the person to Iraq so they can try and kill soldiers over there, I'm sure that soldiers from both side will gladly put a bullet in the persons head, so that they can see first hand what dying is like.

Mr. Gora rightfully point out that they are taking advantage of OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND EXPRESSION while trying to prompt violence against he very society that allows them to freely express themselves. They do not appear to see the differnece between this freedom and terrorism. Tough legislation is needed to deal with this. If these people are caught they and the people they live with should be sent back to their country of origin and if they are Canadian then they should be put in the Military and sent overseas to see what their beliefs are promoting.

Tahir Aslam Gora points out that many progressive Muslims like themselves have contacted the authorities with their concerns but the authorities do not seem to be too receptive or prepared to help these people with their concerns. They are not equipped with proper laws to handle these situations. The writer feels that dialog is important to help in this matter and also that we have to stem this trend towards political correctness that provides shelter to these radical Facebook writers.

Facebook should do something themeselves about this type of writing that prompts killing. It is  not good for Facebook to have this type of crap online. All these writers definitively do not have the happy thoughts to to attract the postive energey of the universe. I feel that writers like Mr. Gora are the ones that someday will calm the savage tide of Islamist terrorism and I will think happy and positive thoughts for him and his followers.


Monday March 24, 2008
If it wasn't so sad it would be funny

Can you believe that a famous killer needs such a ridiculous reason to kill?

Osama (not)Bin Laid has no better reason to kill the infidel dogs than over a bunch of cartoons that the, Christian/Buddist etc, world couldn't give a a flying (insert 'f' word here) about. If these terrorists and their millions of followers just do not want to realize that first we don't care about Mohammad, we only respect Muslims right to do care about him. Islamic law generally opposes any depiction of their prophet (?) but does not make it a killing offense. It says something about Islam when they do not want to depict Mohammad for fear they might fall into the depths of idolatry. Guys think happy thoughts and say to yourself  'we do not worship idols' and it's as easy as that. You know Christians have idols we look at and use as reference but I am not aware of anyone who actual worships some wood or metal in a shape of a cross. It is only a representation.

Cartoons are only insulting if you let them be insulting. For political cartoonists they are a simple way to stir emotions towards an opinion. Islamists who fear this depiction of their prophet are only insecure in their own religion because deep down they fear that if they see their religion in pyhsical terms then they might start to question their not so illustrious prophet. Islam should have more confidence in what they worship. If Mohammad is a strong belief it will survive ridicule or opposition becasue it is meant to survive.

As time has shown religions based on violence such as Norse, Greek and Roman mythology are easily replaced with religions that have prophets or leaders that preach peace. Why is this? Well, generally, you see people have an adversity to dying and seeing their family and friends die for some pagan god. Buddism and Christianity survives because it preaches peace. Sure, occasionally belief of even these religions will lead to death but only to protect the need to keep the religion peaceful.

Islam is based on violence, according to the extremist and the regular Muslims believe it is meant to be peaceful. Unfortuantely it is based on an origin of violence and like violent religions before it it will eventually collapse under it's own beliefs because you see even Muslims want a peaceful life and they do believe in peace, make no mistake about that. They just haven't been able to defeat the religious tyrants in their faith so that the religion can be modernized to accept the precepts of peace. Some things have to change. Misogyny has to end and the belief that the reward of dying leads to some kind of insane sexual reward. It is also necessary to stop Imans from telling their flocks that other religions consist of pigs and excrement.

Now deep down I believe it will eventually happen becasue if enough Islamists start to believe in the ways of a peaceful religion, then the Universal law of attraction will give them what they want. If they do not cease thinking that war and hatred is the only to win then the universe will grant them their request and they will attract others to fight them and hate them. They must get rid of these feelings to attract positive attention. Hating people because they published cartoons that mean nothing to the publishers and creators will only draw the universe to grant them more hatred and suspicion from the rest of the world. Men like (not)Bin (laid)en have to cease feeling that they are hated and disrespected or they will just continue to attract these feeelings and eventually those feelings will kill them.

Look at Dubai. Their belief in improvement of their society allows them to build a better future for their people. They live their religion and do so with the Western world coming to them. Vacationing men and women go their resorts and beaches and dress and act like the rest of the world. This certainly hasn't as of yet destroyed the Islam religion but sure as blazes has helped the economy adn garnered the respect of the West and Europe. See positive thinking has made Dubai well off and respected. You don't hear of any rioting in Dubai over a bunch of black ink lines printed on some simple pulp.

Osama go get laid already and think positive thoughts.


Wednesday March 19, 2008
Have You Seen This Man?

I watched the Rick Mercer show this week and he did a great rant that is something that everyone should read in our supposedly freedom of speech believing country.

Read the Mercer's rant below....

March 18, 2008

People who cover politics in this country, they know the name Ezra Levant. The rest of the country, they couldn't pick him out of a line-up. Which I always believed was a very good thing because, without a doubt, he is one of the most aggravating men on this earth. And I only say that because – in full disclosure – he happens to be a friend of mine. I've known him for over 10 years.

The last time I saw Ezra I was doing a show in Alberta. The audience, they were all conservationists, they were saving rivers. Ezra picked me up after the show for a beer. I walked out front, there was Ezra, leaning against his hummer smoking a cigar and, yes, the engine was running.

Which I'm sure he did purely for my benefit. The man is a provocateur, he is an agitator, and now thanks to the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal, god forbid, he's a freedom fighter because he has been defending his actions in front of that tribunal for the past two years. He has no idea when it's gonna end, he has no right to a speedy trial, he has to pay his own legal costs, his accusers do not.

So what is it that Ezra did? Well he published the Western Standard; which, in my opinion, is a completely nutty magazine. He once published a column by a stay-at-home mother of nine who offered witty tips from her pastor on how to avoid your children turning out gay. But to be fair to Ezra, every time I'd complain he'd say the same thing: "You should write your own column. I'll publish it next week. Word for word." If nothing else, Ezra believes in freedom of speech.

Which is why I knew, when half the world exploded because some newspaper in Denmark published cartoons of the prophet Mohammed, Ezra would republish those cartoons so we could see what all the fuss was about. Yes, it would offend people, but I knew he'd do it anyway. Because that's what Ezra does. But hey, it's a free country.

Well, it used to be. Since then, he's spent over a hundred thousand dollars defending his right to republish the cartoons. And his magazine – well, the irony there is they went out of business. The gods of the free market took care of that. Turns out, not that many people were interested in what the magazine had to say. So it's gone. But if we're not careful, if we force the Ezras in this country to shut up, our freedom of speech could be next.

I think it is easy to see Mr. Mercer's point isn't it? I don't have to come to your home and drill into you, do I? Freedom of speech is one of our greatest gifts in a supposedly free country. Let us make sure it stays that way, shall we. When editors or magazine  or television shows say things that may not sit well with some please have the courtesy to respect their right to say what they do. This is especially directed at hardline Muslims now living in democratic countries. Get used to it because we don't have to change, you do. Most already have, so join the crowd.

Visit Rick Mercer at http://www.rickmercer.com


Wednesday March 19, 2008
Odds and ends

1) Congratulations to Spectator reporter Ken Peters for sticking to his guns to refuse to reveal the identity of his informant. I'm glad the courts finally ruled in his favour.

2) Congratulations to the group of organizers of "Take Off The Veil" websites in the arab countries.  See the info below.......

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (UPI) -- Rival Arab Web sites and blogs are battling on the Internet over whether women in the Islamic world should continue wearing the veil.

Organizers of "Take Off the Veil" launched a March campaign calling the practice by strict Islamist groups a form of "intellectual terrorism," al-Arabiya reported Monday.

"Take Off the Veil" encompasses some 30 Tunisian, Arab and Coptic Web sites.

One of the campaign's leaders, Dr. Elham Manea, calls the veil "religious coercion" and says remaining silent allows extremist ideas to infiltrate Arab society.

"Women's veil is a political issue and an ideology Islamists use to garner support and reach power," Manea tells al-Arabiya.

Their campaign is intended to counter an initiative launched by the Digital Resistance Movement or Hamasna that highlights well-known women who don the veil.

Hamasna's Web site recently posted a picture of the wife of the Turkish president and praised her as being the first veiled woman to enter the presidential palace in Turkey since the secular republic was founded in 1923.

Well there might be some hope yet, at least the attempts have begun. Slowly but surely Muslims may be dragged intot he 21st century. This type of action will help more people feel that the Islamist religions are trying to turn around and enter the real world.

3) What local prostitute brothels in Iran???? See even Muslim's are human with human foibles. I love it. Check out the info below....

Tehran police chief found with prostitutes

TEHRAN (UPI) -- Tehran's police chief has resigned following his arrest after being found naked in the company of six nude prostitutes in a local brothel.

Reza Zarei stepped down from his post following the raid, reportedly ordered by Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, chief of the judicial authorities, Ynetnews reported Wednesday.

Zarei has been in charge of enforcing the Islamic dress code on Iranian women to help with "moralizing of the city," the Israeli news agency reported. During the past six months, hundreds of young people were arrested for not honoring the Islamic code of behavior.

Rumors of the brothel incident had been rampant in Iran for the two weeks. Last week Zarei was replaced as Tehran's police chief after four years.

The arrest wasn't reported by any of Iran's official news agencies, Ynetnews reported. Farda News, associated with Tehran's mayor who is also a former police chief, broke the story.

Cool huh? Nice to see that the youth ofver in Iran can be just as rebellious as in other parts of the world. Seeing these things helps to make Muslim people less mysterious in the eyes of the west. Keep up the good fight.

4) Hey just like the police chief in the above article Governor Eliot Spitzer was a real moron as well. How can a person being in the limelight think he could escape detection in these type of things. Was it smuggness that he could get away with anything or just plain horny stupidity that would cause him to have his escort affairs??

5) Didn't  Barack Obama do a good job in his press conference the other day to offset the nasty little tidbits that poured out of his ministers mouth. He spoke beautifully and did not even distance himself from his pastor. Damn that makes him look pretty cool. I don't know, but, I think this may really help him win the Democratic  nomination. If he is the nominee then the chances are pretty certain he will end up as the first black president.

Read the article below about the minister....

Obama's pastor says 'God damn America'

CHICAGO (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama's pastor has drawn increased scrutiny since the Illinois senator said his church is not controversial.

Obama's pastor, who has been the longtime leader of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, says that blacks should not sing "God Bless America" but instead "God damn America," ABC News reported.

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright has also said the United States brought on the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks with its own "terrorism," ABC reported.

Just days after the Sept. 11 attacks, ABC reported that Wright said the U.S. government brought on the attacks.

"We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye," Wright said on Sept. 16, 2001.

ABC said it found that Wright regularly talks on the treatment of blacks.

"God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme," Wright said in a 2003 sermon.

Obama this month said, "I don't think my church is actually particularly controversial." As for the church's pastor, he said Wright is "like an old uncle who says things I don't always agree with."

Wright married Obama and his wife Michelle and baptized their two daughters, the report said.

You can read the entire speech here so click away.

You can read a reponse to speech by clicking here.

6) Here is an article that some Christians still have a healthy set of balls....

First church in Qatar has low profile

DOHA, Qatar (UPI) -- The first Christian church in Qatar is trying to keep a low profile, with no bell, steeple or sign to announce that it is a Roman Catholic place of worship.

Our Lady of the Rosary has a huge potential congregation, The Times of London reports. The Vatican estimates that there are 100,000 Catholics in Qatar, most of them migrant workers from the Philippines. About 700,000 of the 900,000 residents of Qatar are immigrants.

The church is to be consecrated this weekend.

Christians in Qatar had to worship secretly until the government authorized the building of churches seven years ago. Saudi Arabia is now the only Muslim country that bans churches.

The Rev. Tom Veneracion told The Times he doesn't expect any problems.

"We tried to be discreet and I think there's an atmosphere generally in the Gulf that's fairly anti-Christian, but that's mainly to do with what's happening in Iraq and Afghanistan," he said. "It has nothing to do with us at all."

The building, 15 minutes outside Doha, was built at a cost of about $15 million. It has no bell or steeple to advertise its function, The Times said.

Christians practicing their faith in Muslim countries is a good sign. Even though we can see that they the worshippers are still doing so on pins and needles. If you pray then make sure you throw a few words their way.

7) I see that the Canadian government has finally agreed to recognize Kosovo. I still think it was not a wise idea. This little thing could lead to something bigger and more deadly. I hope not.

8) Under the title of utter nuttiness. A mayor in Sarpourenx, France has threatened reidents with severe punishment if they died because there is no more room in the cemetery. The 260 residents were told that "all persons not having a plot in the cemetery and wishing to be buried in Sarpourenx are forbidden from dying in the parish." 

The ordinance  added, "Offenders will be severely punished."  Yeah sure, so if they die they get punished by being brought back to life, right? Now this 70 year old mayor is really hoping to get re-elected. Sure they might even elect the Easter Bunny. Nuttiness is rampant isn't it. Ya just gotta love it.

9) Have a Happy Easter folks and remember to go to church, you heathens.



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